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The Border Ranges fault system is the arc-forearc boundary of the Alaskan-Aleutian arc and separates a Mesozoic subduction accretionary complex (Chugach terrane) from Paleozoic to middle Mesozoic arc basement that together comprise an oceanic arc system accreted to North America during the Mesozoic. Research during the past 20 years has revealed a history of repeated reactivation of the fault system, such that only scattered vestiges remain of the original subduction-related processes that led to formation of the boundary. Throughout most of the fault trace, reactivations have produced a broad band of deformation from 5 to 30 km in width, involving...

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