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The New Siberian Islands are affected by a number of Mesozoic tectonic events. The oldest event (D1a) is characterized by NW-directed thrusting within the South Anyui Suture Zone combined with north–south-trending sinistral strike-slip in the foreland during the Early Cretaceous. This compressional deformation was followed by dextral transpression along north–south-trending faults, which resulted in NE–SW shortening in the Kotelny Fold Zone (D1b). The dextral deformation can be related to a north–south-trending boundary fault zone west of the New Siberian Islands, which probably represented the Laptev Sea segment of the Amerasia Basin Transform Fault in pre-Aptian–Albian times. The presence of...

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