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A new mechanical model for Tibet

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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

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Figure 1: Cross-sectional view of Tibet in the direction of plate convergence.

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Freymueller, J. A new mechanical model for Tibet. Nature 472, 48–49 (2011) doi:10.1038/472048a

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