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thrust fault

n. Geology
A reverse fault in which the fault plane is inclined at an angle equal to or less than 45°.

thrust fault

n
(Geological Science) a fault in which the rocks on the upper side of an inclined fault plane have been displaced upwards, usually by compression; a reverse fault
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Noun1.thrust fault - a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compressionthrust 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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The Surghar Fault thrust sheet constitutes the main topographic expression of the range.
Overturned beds, demonstrated by inverted geopetal structures in limestone immediately below the thrust, indicate eastward translation of the thrust sheet over them.
According to the kinematic criteria these faults have been interpreted as east-directed inverted thrusts that caused the superposition of three thrust sheets, which we named, from west to east: upper, intermediate and lower thrust sheet.
We further suggest that this imbrication and thrust sheet loading resulted in greater subsidence of the Dezful Embayment than other areas of the Simply Folded Belt.
Examples of specific topics include flow perturbation in shear zones, tectonic stratigraphy and structural continuity of the northernmost Moine Thrust Zone and Moine Nappe in the Scottish Caledonides, strain variations within a major carbonate thrust sheet of the Apennine collisional belt in southern Italy, geometry and evolution of the Mesoproterozoic Irumide Belt of Zambia, analogue models of basin inversion by transpression and the role of structural heterogeneity, strike-slip deformation within the Colombian Andes, and a global review of structural style and hydrocarbon prospectivity in fold and thrust belts.
During the earthquake, the Spitak section to the northeast of the fault rode up over the southwest side, meaning the city sat on the overhanging edge of the thrust sheet.
1989; Kazmi and Jan 1997), and is located in the zone ofhighly deformed and imbricate thrust sheet called the North Potwar Deformed Zone (Lillie et al.
2003): Low-P metamorphism following a Barrovian-type evolution Complex tectonic controls for a common transition, as deduced in the Mondonedo thrust sheet (NW Iberian Massif).
The Khisor thrust sheet defines the youngest deformation front of the outer Himalayan tectonic wedge in the Trans-Indus ranges.
All the mapped thrusts are out of sequence thrusts as are developed in the deformed thrust sheet of MBT and may be associated with the increase in the decollement dip above the basement (McDougall and Hussain, 1991).