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Thick deposits preserved in deep valleys in the Indus, Gilgit, and Hunza River Basins, and a variety of dates, allow new definition of Quaternary events in the Karakoram and Nanga Parbat Himalaya. An unusually long record for an actively eroding high mountain area is recognized in three major episodes of glaciation during Pleistocene time. An early glaciation is represented by the indurated lower Jalipur tillites and heterogeneous upper Jalipur valley-fill sedimentary rock younger than 1 to 2 Ma, which are folded, overturned, or overridden by rapid movement on the dextral-reverse Raikot fault. This is associated with high overall uplift rates...

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