Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Solid Earth, 13, 957–974, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-957-2022
Solid Earth, 13, 957–974, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-957-2022
Research article
03 Jun 2022
Research article | 03 Jun 2022

Aegean-style extensional deformation in the contractional southern Dinarides: incipient normal fault scarps in Montenegro

Peter Biermanns et al.

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We introduce two up to 7 km long normal fault scarps near the city of Bar (Montenegro). The fact that these widely visible seismogenic structures have never been described before is even less surprising than the circumstance that they apparently do not fit the tectonic setting that they are located in. By quantifying the age and movement of the newly discovered fault scarps and by partly re-interpreting local tectonics, we introduce approaches to explain how this is still compatible.