gravity fault


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gravity fault

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(Geological Science) a fault in which the rocks on the upper side of an inclined fault plane have been displaced downwards; normal fault
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Noun1.gravity fault - an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwallgravity fault - an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall
inclined fault - a geological fault in which one side is above the other
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The most widespread are gravity faults, and other fault types recognized include pivotal and reversed faults (Cabala and Teper, 1990; Cabala, 2002).