The Morteau syncline, Doubs, France, is bounded on the west by the Tantillon anticline. Both are asymmetric structures. Overturning of the west flank of the syncline and formation of pinched structures are attributed to post-tectonic adjustments and sliding by gravity of plastic Neocomian (Cretaceous) beds and rigid Malm (Jurassic) blocks of the sedimentary cover.

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