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downthrow

(ˈdaʊnˌθrəʊ)
n
1. the state of throwing down or being thrown down
2. (Geological Science) geology the sinking of rocks on one side of a fault plane
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The deposition of the Atoka Formation was associated with active, NE-SW striking faults that have downthrows to the south.
The coherence is not able to distinguish the upthrows from the downthrows or anticlines from synclines while the curvature shows the anticlines and upthrows as red color and synclines and downthrows as blue color (Figure 12).