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New study describes 200 million years of geological evolution
200 million years of geological evolution of a fault in the Earth's crust has recently been dated. The Nature Communications study focuses on brittle faults and fractures onshore in western Norway. Our study unravels and dates a complex evolution of the local brittle deformation, which straddles a 200 million year timespan, says Giulio Viola, the lead-author of the study. The onshore study gives scientists the necessary tools to understand the age of offshore faults, which are important for methane release from gas hydrate provinces.

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