reverse fault


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reverse fault

n. Geology
A fault in which the hanging wall has moved upward relative to the footwall.

re·verse fault

(rĭ-vûrs′)
A geologic fault in which the hanging wall has moved upward relative to the footwall. Reverse faults occur where two blocks of rock are forced together by compression. See more at fault.
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Noun1.reverse fault - a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compressionreverse fault - a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression
inclined fault - a geological fault in which one side is above the other
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Analysis of buried pipelines subjected to reverse fault motion, Soil Dynamic and Earthquake Engineering 31: 930-940.
Main Zagros Reverse Fault is a structural boundary changes in depositional history, geography and seismicity has been proposed in the past.
The mineralization occurs along a reactivated fault, the Stuart Fault, within the regional Mount Dore Shear Zone, which is a major crustal mineralizing reverse fault hosting the Stuart, Selwyn (approximately 8km to the Selwyn Project area), Mount Dore, Mount Elliot and Kuridala deposits.
The main part of the fault, an approximate 50 km-long section running from the NW to the central part of the fault strand, showed major displacement that was dominated by reverse fault components.
Moreover, two minor east-striking reverse fault planes plastered with calcite slickenfibers were identified in Mississippian rocks of the nearby Saint-Jules-de-Cascapedia quarry (Fig.
At Porter Gap, where the lineament is the Chickasaw Bluffs, reflectors at 100--200 m depth dip west beneath the bluff face, and a steep reverse fault underlies the base of the bluff.
Results from the drilling indicate that gold and copper mineralization is present in the hanging wall of a brittle reverse fault that placed deformed, mafic volcanic rocks over younger, fine grained epiclastic sedimentary rocks.
The elongate Kawakawa Anticline, 8 km long N-S and over 7,500 acres in aerial extent, is a reverse fault structure at depth that has potentially "double stacked" both the Waipawa Black Shale and Whangai Shale formations, effectively bringing the potential formations thickness to as much as 2000 feet of fractured oil shale.