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strike-slip fault

strike-slip fault

(strīk′slĭp′)
n. Geology
A fault in which surfaces on opposite sides of the fault plane have moved horizontally and parallel to the strike of the fault.

strike-slip fault

n
(Geological Science) a geological fault on which the movement is along the strike of the fault

strike-slip fault

(strīk′slĭp′)
A geologic fault in which the blocks of rock on either side of the fault slide horizontally in opposite directions along the line of the fault plane. See more at fault.
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Noun1.strike-slip fault - a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally
faulting, geological fault, fracture, break, fault, shift - (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
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Ercis, Caldiran, and Alabayir faults), NE-SW-trending left-lateral strike-slip faults (eg.
Vazouras [1, 3] studied the mechanical behavior of buried pipelines crossing active strike-slip faults by finite element method.
Similar tremors are also observed on strike-slip faults along the San Andreas Fault in California.
They calculated how the monster 2004 and 2005 quakes changed stress patterns in the Earth's crust and found that releasing stress on the faults diving under Sumatra to the northeast actually raised stress in the strike-slip faults in the Indian Ocean.
No other recorded earthquake triggered as many large earthquakes elsewhere around the world as this one probably because strike-slip faults around the globe were more responsive to the seismic waves produced by a giant strike-slip temblor," Pollitz said.
Lake Mead snakes through the mountains between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, straddling the state line between Arizona and Nevada, and the surrounding territory is a geological candy shop of Tertiary basin-fill sedimentary rocks and volcanic and plutonic rocks, boundaries, structural relief, strike-slip faults, lateral tectonic transport, and other features.