inclined fault


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Noun1.inclined fault - a geological fault in which one side is above the other
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"
footwall - the lower wall of an inclined fault
hanging wall - the upper wall of an inclined fault
common fault, gravity fault, normal fault - an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall
overthrust fault, reverse fault, thrust fault - a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression
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For an inclined fault plane, in the hanging wall the interface and Rayleigh waves may interact with each other and a shear wave carrying concentrated energy (corner wave (C) can be induced to cause stronger disturbances (right).
However, according to the scientists, the mechanism is only viable on inclined faults, where the rupture has a significant vertical movement.
According to the scientists, this earthquake-triggering mechanism is only viable on inclined faults, where the rupture by these faults has a significant vertical movement.