The contact between the two units was the initial site of the Benioff zone, which then migrated westward as the accretionary prism developed. A complicated thrusting history subsequent to initiation of the Benioff zone. The term "Coast Range thrust" should be used only for the thrust that juxtaposes the Franciscan Complex and ophiolitic base of the Great Valley Sequence--Modified journal abstract.

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