lateral fault

lateral fault

[′lad·ə·rəl ′fȯlt]
(geology)
A fault along which there has been strike separation. Also known as strike-separation fault.
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The dam is located on a geological fault line, there are two fault lines, and one is right lateral fault known as 'Kalabagh Fault' and the other is 'Khariwan Fault'.
Hiroshi Sato, professor at the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute, told a news conference they were mistaken in saying there was an active fault based on the movement of stones, characteristic of a lateral fault, and that it was actually an artificial structure made of concrete.
It is a northwest-southeast-trending zone, which indicates right lateral fault movement that ranges from 30 to 40 miles in its central portion, and hosts a variety of precious metal and base metal mineral deposits along its length.
Vocilka (1958) described few lateral fault zones in NW-SE direction with thrust character in the limestone body.
2008) was triggered by this type of faulting with a focal mechanism of sinistral lateral fault.
5b): featured by SHMAX with NE-trending, activates normal and lateral faults (Fig.
The Walker Lane is a major northwest-southeast-trending zone which displays right lateral fault movement that ranges from 30 to 40 miles in its central portion, and hosts a variety of precious metal and base metal mineral deposits (as well as geothermal activity) along its length.
At various locations it appears to have been offset by cross-cutting structures, in particular a left lateral fault providing approximately 4 km of offset.
Left lateral faults of the area are Kingri Fault, Domanda Fault, Sulaiman Fault, Chaudawan Fault and Mughalkot.
We will still be taking some time on our probe on lateral faults,'' said one senior Chugoku Electric official.
5[degrees]N) is a narrow range with moderate relief, crossed in its edges by small strike-slip right lateral faults of N-NE trending.

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