If oceanic transform faults migrate back and forth across a finite width of the lithosphere as a consequence of minor ridge propagations and recessions, many structural complications can arise. Patterns of lithosphere age and depth as well as internal structure may be determined by the frequency and magnitude of such migrations. Such processes are expected to be most likely at transforms bounded by relatively young, thin, weak lithosphere, due to either short ridge offsets or fast spreading rates.

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