A three-dimensional mechanical model of the Tibetan crust explains both the first-order features of GPS surface velocities and the contrast in the types of earthquake between northern and southern Tibet. See Letter p.79
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution
Subscribe to this journal
Receive 51 print issues and online access
$199.00 per year
only $3.90 per issue
Rent or buy this article
Prices vary by article type
Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout
Royden, L. H., Burchfiel, B. C. & van der Hilst, R. D. Science 321, 1054–1058 (2008).
Francheteau, J. et al. Nature 307, 32–36 (1984).
Nelson, D. et al. Science 274, 1684–1687 (1996).
Beaumont, C., Jamieson, R. A., Nguyen, M. H. & Lee, B. Nature 414, 738–742 (2001).
Clark, M. K. & Royden, L. H. Geology 28, 703–706 (2000).
England, P. & Molnar, P. Science 278, 647–650 (1997).
Copley, A., Avouac, J.-F. & Wernicke, B. P. Nature 472, 79–81 (2011).
Wang, Q. et al. Science 294, 574–577 (2001).
Gan, W. et al. J. Geophys. Res. 112, B08416 (2007).
Chen, Q. et al. J. Geophys. Res. 109, B01403 (2004).
Bettinelli, P. et al. J.Geodesy 80, 567–589 (2006).
About this article
Cite this article
Freymueller, J. A new mechanical model for Tibet. Nature 472, 48–49 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/472048a