strike fault


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strike fault

n
(Geological Science) a fault that runs parallel to the strike of the affected rocks
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But major temblors can also strike fault zones in continental interiors thousands of kilometers from plate edges.
Horizontal motions are clearly important, as evidenced by the major strike faults that characterize the Northern and Eastern parts of the Tibetan Plateau.
Structural complexity of the type exhibited in the Eastern BIF, and the interpreted presence of large strike faults or shears can be a significant factor in causing the alteration of magnetite BIF to hematite-goethite mineralisation.