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.

strike-slip fault

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

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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The Alabayir Fault located in the east of Van is a NW-SE-trending right-lateral strike-slip fault of approximately 32 km (Ozkaymak 2003).
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.
It is still debatable that whether the juncture of the Western Salt Range and Surghar Range is characterized by an oblique ramp or is it a dominantly strike-slip fault.
Similarly to the Tancheng-Lujiang Fault Zone, the DunhuaMishan Fault Zone is a strike-slip fault zone.
In a more local scale, the Tobosi earthquake swarm occurs between two major well-known left-lateral strike-slip fault systems: Aguacaliente and Navarro (i.
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.
Strike-slip fault is one of the most dangerous earthquake disaster.
The northward motion of NOA station KIPO implies that CTF did not rupture during the 2014 events, because KIPO is located at the hanging wall of CTF and its expected co-seismic motion is to the south (CTF is a dextral strike-slip fault dipping to the southeast; Louvari et al.
The strike-slip fault, where rocks slide past one another with no vertical movement, is largely responsible for creating Loch Ness, which is the deepest freshwater lake in Britain.
This faulted is also influenced by a second transverse normal and a strike-slip fault system forming hanging-wall and footwall blocks (FIGURE 4).
It was also the largest earthquake recorded along a strike-slip fault, in which two chunks of Earth's crust slide past each other horizontally, like along California's San Andreas.
Seismic data suggest that the earthquake took place on the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden fault, a strike-slip fault located to the south of Haiti on the boundary of the Caribbean and North American plates.