Satellite image of the Lebanese segment of the transform


The Lebanese segment of the transform is characterised by a szeries of faults together with two main mountain ranges. The ranges run sub-parallel to the Yammouneh Fault. You can see the seismicity for this scene - a display of active deformation. Interpretation of the seismicity data is difficult because not all the earthquakes need have occurred on the main strike-slip faults - there is plenty of "off-fault" deformation. Presumably much of this reflects active crustal shortening - which generates the uplift , particularly of Mount Lebanon and the modern coast line.