Fold-Thrust Belt

A Fold-Thrust Belt is a series of mountainous foothills, adjacent to an orogenic belt, that form due to compression. Fold-thrust belts commonly form in the forelands adjacent to major orogens as deformation propagates outwards. Fold-thrust belts usually comprise both folds and thrust faults, commonly interrelated.

Thrust Belts

North America

Table adapted from Nemcok "et al.", 2005 [Nemcok, M., Schamel, S. & Gayer, R. 2005. Thrustbelts - Structural Architecture, Thermal Regimes and Petroleum Systems. Cambridge University Press.]


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