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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Strike-slip fault is one of the most dangerous earthquake disaster.
It contains a succession of three pulses of continental and shallow marine strata of Late Devonian to Permian age, deposited in a series of half-graben depocentres, which are bounded by northeast-trending strike-slip fault systems and normal listric faults (Fig.
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.
The conjugate strike-slip fault system related to these areas dominates eastern Anatolia's active tectonics and thrust faults can produce destructive earthquakes in the Bitlis thrust which forms a complex continent-continent and continent-ocean collision boundary (Bozkurt E, 2001).
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.
George Dory, Tuffnell's CEO, is pleased to report that Tuffnell's geophysical survey interpretation indicates the mineralized structures discovered to date are part of a major north-south strike-slip fault system that averages 400 feet in width and is at least 3,000 feet long.
The quake occurred along a strike-slip fault, where two plates grind against each other in opposite directions.
The Adana-Ceyhan (June 27, 1998) earthquake was caused by the left-lateral strike-slip fault which generated an earthquake with [M.
In the case of a strike-slip fault like the San Andreas, the lab results indicate that the rupture needs to rip along for about 100 kilometers and the magnitude must be about 7.
occurred on the Denali fault, one of the longest strike-slip fault systems that cuts through a continent anywhere in the world.
In contrast, in the northern region, deformation was predominantly brittle faulting associated with the numerous large-scale strike-slip fault zones.
The San Andreas fault, which is one of the most active, is a strike-slip fault.