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Tectonic processes now in action

Gutenberg, B. (1941) Tectonic processes now in action. Transactions - American Geophysical Union, 22 (2). pp. 556-558. ISSN 0002-8606. doi:10.1029/tr022i002p00556-2.

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Tectonic processes may act either gradually as in connection with plastic flow, or as sudden movements connected with earthquakes. The first sort of movements requires that in a layer the stresses are larger than the strength of the material in opposing plastic or pseudo-plastic flow; the second that somewhere they surpass the breaking strength. In three papers [see 1, 2, 3 of “References” at end of paper], one of them jointly with Dr. Richter, the author recently has investigated such processes. In the present paper, it is intended to give a summary and to draw certain conclusions.

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Official Citation:Gutenberg, B. (1941), Tectonic processes now in action, Eos Trans. AGU, 22(2), 556–558, doi:10.1029/TR022i002p00556-2
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