strike-slip fault


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strike-slip fault

strike-slip fault

(strīk′slĭp′)
n. Geology
A fault in which surfaces on opposite sides of the fault plane have moved horizontally and parallel to the strike of the fault.
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strike-slip fault

n
(Geological Science) a geological fault on which the movement is along the strike of the fault
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strike-slip fault

(strīk′slĭp′)
A geologic fault in which the blocks of rock on either side of the fault slide horizontally in opposite directions along the line of the fault plane. See more at fault.
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Noun1.strike-slip fault - a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally
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"
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Israel and Jordan both sit on the Syrian-African rift, a strike-slip fault which is geologists believe produces a major earthquake every century or so.
The most significant fault microdisplacements occurred in first half of 2015, when the NNW-SSE sinistral strike-slip fault (in the Skalisty potok Cave--upper entrance) together with the WNW-ESE dextral strike-slip fault (in the Drienovska jaskyna Cave) were reactivated under the transtensional tectonic regime, where the principal maximum compressional axis operated in a NW-SE direction ([[sigma].sub.1]) during this short-lasting period.
The destruction caused by a normal fault would be the second largest, and a strike-slip fault is the least destructive [7].
The strike-slip fault and karst collapse structures span confining units of the Floridan aquifer system and could provide high permeability passageways for groundwater movement.
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2003; Serpelloni et al., 2007; Nocquet, 2012) produces a crustal deformation of the southeastern Iberian Peninsula where Late Neogene and Quaternary faulting activity is dominated by a large NE-SW left-lateral, strike-slip fault system known as the Eastern Betic Shear Zone (EBSZ) (De Larouziere et al., 1988; Silva et al., 1993) (Fig.
Strike-slip fault is one of the most dangerous earthquake disaster.