thrust fault


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thrust fault

n. Geology
A reverse fault in which the fault plane is inclined at an angle equal to or less than 45°.

thrust fault

n
(Geological Science) a fault in which the rocks on the upper side of an inclined fault plane have been displaced upwards, usually by compression; a reverse fault
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Noun1.thrust fault - a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compressionthrust 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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Both the thrust fault and the favorable bedding horizons can be traced for over 5 kilometers along the entire deposit and suggests there is significant potential to expand the high grade silver-copper mineralization by targeting these geological features.
2 earthquake occurred on an ENE-striking and north-dipping 70-km-long main thrust fault which was named the Van Fault Zone (VFZ) by Emre et al.
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This study was designed to declare appropriateness of this technique in the study of an active thrust fault in District Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, ruptured the main Himalayan Thrust fault, but not all the way to the surface, according to some geologists.
The strata in the core are from the hanging wall of the Herald thrust fault.
Over decades, stress built up along a stretch of the fault line, which is called the Main Himalayan Thrust fault, close to Nepal's capital Kathmandu.
Zhang [8] studied bulking behavior of buried pipeline crossing the thrust fault by finite element method.
Mountain thrust fault forehead covered with a length of more than 1350 km in length from 15 to 115 parts driven many miles is formed.
Carito is situated in north central Peru, within the prolific Antamina - Magistral thrust fault belt, Ancash Department.
6 Mona Passage earthquake, both of which were shallow thrust fault earthquakes.