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Journal of Petroleum Geology

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Journal of Petroleum Geology,Vol. 3, No.3, pp. 413-425, 1981

┬ęCopyright 2000 Scientific Press, Ltd.

THE STRUCTURE OF A MONOCLINE IN THE SYRIAN ARC SYSTEM, MIDDLE EAST--SURFACE AND SUBSURFACE ANALYSIS

Ze'ev Reches*, David F. Hoexter* and Francis Hirsch**

* Department of Applied Mathematics, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
** Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel.


Abstract

The long Syrian Arc belt in the Middle East consists of tens of folds and monoclines with their associated faults. The structure of one monocline of this belt, the Hebron monocline in Israel, is analyzed by construction of accurate structural traverses, measurement of the internal strain of the rocks, and geological mapping. The surface structure indicates that three modes of monocline development, draping, buckling and kinking operated in the Hebron monocline. The subsurface structure, which includes a steep reverse fault, is deduced through mechanical and tectonic models, and structural similarity with other monoclines in Israel.

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