According to the purchasing managers' index (PMI) data, since mid-2016 the non-oil private sector has been mostly in contractional
territory except for brief periods.
In the west of Iran recognized shear zone, accommodated mylonite zone that related to the closure of Neo-Tethys and Zagros orogeny contractional
event (Mohajjel and Fergusson, 2000; Agard et al., 2005; Allen and Amstrong, 2008; Agard et al., 2011; Mouthereau et al., 2012).
Since the Messinian [28, 37], the Mesozoic and Cenozoic carbonate deposits experienced contractional
tectonics and were structured in a thrust and fold geometry.
The East Anatolian Contractional
Province is under the control of a N-S directed compressional-contractional tectonic regime (Bozkurt 2001; Kocyigit et al.
Khisor Thrust is the youngest and active contractional
boundary due to which the Khisor Range has been tectonically uplifted and rationally deformed, accommodating shortening in the sedimentary cover sequence above the basal detachment surface.
MESSENGER also has confirmed that the tectonic history of Mercury since the late heavy bombardment is dominated by contraction, and the most broadly distributed contractional
tectonic landforms are lobate scarps, which are the surface manifestation of thrust faults.
The Paleozoic rocks show contractional
and extensional structures that can be attributed to deformations during the Chanic, Gondwanan, and Andean orogenic cycles (see Ramos, 1988 and works cited therein).
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