The geological youth and degree of exhumation
of the Ailao Shan - Red River shear zone make it a worlwide reference
model for large-scale, high temperature, strike-slip shear in
the middle crust. This 1000 km long localized shear zone, with
an offset of more than 700 km, cuts the whole lithosphere.
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