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All scales of tectonic deformation influence the location, sizes, shapes, and internal stratigraphy of carbonate platforms that form in active rift settings. Normal and oblique-slip faults bound the tectono-geomorphologic features that are typically found across rift settings. These fault-bounded structural elements can provide substrates for shallow-water carbonate platforms if they are submerged to shallow water depths. Thus, the incremental and long-term growth of tectonic structures, and interactions between surface processes and carbonate depositional systems that develop around or on top of these structures, determines nearly all stratigraphic aspects of syn-rift carbonate platforms.Isolated carbonate platforms are the most common type...

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