The Sorong and Yapen faults in northwestern New Guinea are near the coastline of the Pacific Ocean, and serve as the boundary to the Pacific plate, if not to the Australian plate hundreds of kilometers to the south (Fig. Impressive as most of these faults might be, they comprise only half of the intracontinental strike-slip faults slipping at ∼10 mm/yr listed in Table 1.
A7), which seems to have undergone only mild deformation compared to its surroundings and appears to be underlain by Precambrian basement (Yin et al., 2007, 2008a, 2008b).
Moreover, deformation becomes distributed at the ends of this fault, where it dies out, and where it is not adjacent to the Qaidam Basin.
Strike slip along the Longitudinal Valley fault in Taiwan (Fig.
A9), at least in places, seems to be rapid, if the data that we have compiled contain inconsistencies (see Appendix).