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).
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.