strike-slip fault


strike-slip fault
noun Geology a fault in which rock strata are displaced mainly in a horizontal direction, parallel to the line of the fault.

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  • strike-slip fault — noun a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally • Hypernyms: ↑fault, ↑faulting, ↑geological fault, ↑shift, ↑fracture, ↑break * * * strikeˈ slip fault noun (geology) A fault in which movement is p …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike-slip fault — noun A fault where two blocks move horizontally in opposite directions along the fault line …   Wiktionary

  • strike-slip fault — ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY A nearly vertical fault with side slipping displacement …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • strike slip — strike slip, adj. Geol. the component of slip on a fault parallel with the linear extension or strike of the fault. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • strike slip — noun : the part of a fault displacement that is recorded by the separation of originally continuous beds or veins measured horizontally in the plane of the fault * * * strike slip, adj. Geol. the component of slip on a fault parallel with the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike-slip — noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1964 1. a fault about which movement is predominantly horizontal 2. a slipping movement along the strike of a fault < strike slip earthquakes > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Slip — may refer to:* Packing slip, a shipping document that accompanies delivery packages * Slipway, a ramp on the shore by which ships or boats can be moved to and from the water * Ferry slip, a specialized docking facility that receives a ferryboat * …   Wikipedia

  • strike-slipfault — strike slip fault (strīkʹslĭpʹ) 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. * * * …   Universalium

  • Fault (geology) — Part of a series on earthquakes Types Foreshock • Aftershock • Blind thrust Doublet • Interplate • …   Wikipedia

  • Fault scarp — A fault scarp is the topographic expression of faulting attributed to the displacement of the land surface by movement along the fault. It can be caused by differential erosion along an old inactive geologic fault (a sort of old rupture) with… …   Wikipedia


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