overthrust fault


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o·ver·thrust fault

(ō′vər-thrŭst′)
n. Geology
A low-angle thrust fault in which displacement is on the order of kilometers.
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Noun1.overthrust fault - a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compressionoverthrust 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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We consider that thrust faults as features of the Moldanubian overthrust fault. These duplexes are typical for deformed Brunnia rocks elsewhere in the Brno Massif because south of the horst the Culm rocks have been drilled (Batik and Skocek, 1981) and mostly deformed together with the Brunnia rocks.
While the deflections in [z.bar] start into positive figures and thus express impulses showing subsidence in SE in respect to NW block, the general trend suggests an overthrust fault of the SE fracture block in the wall to NW.
* The fault could not be active during Ordovician with regard to its position towards Ordovician sediments, where it has a character of overthrust fault.