oblique fault


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Related to oblique fault: normal fault, transform fault

oblique fault

n
(Geological Science) a fault that runs obliquely to, rather than parallel to or perpendicular to, the strike of the affected rocks
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In this area, we can distinguish two main fault sets displacing young deposits and landforms: N-S normal faults, and WNW-ESE oblique faults (normal faults with minor strike-slip component).