Strain analysis of buried steel pipelines across strike-slip faults
, Journal of Central South University 18: 1654-1661.
Based on my experience, six of those categories appear relevant to Cape Breton Island including bedding-plane thrusts (Group 3), strike-slip faults
of varying ages (Group 8), normal faults of Mesozoic age (Group 9), compound faults which underwent multiple episodes of movement or reactivation (Group 10), structural lineaments of complex and enigmatic appearance with more than one origin (Group 11), and faults associated with local centres of disturbance such as igneous intrusions (Group 12).
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.
2] folds and subsequent strike-slip faults
along dominantly NNW-SSE to N-S trends between 2600 and 2590 Ma, leading to interference and partial masking of earlier trends (e.
17) Furthermore, large-scale strike-slip faults
are considered to have played a significant role in the lateral movement of Tibetan crust towards the east due to the northwards penetration of India into Asia.
Regions with active thrust faults tend to have a greater proportion of large quakes than regions with normal faults, with strike-slip faults
falling in the middle.
The lack of large post-Acadian SW-striking sinistral strike-slip faults
in eastern Gaspe may be related to the former presence of NW-striking faults, which easily accommodated a roughly N-S main paleostress by experiencing dextral motion.
During the shock, land jerked forward along a 250-kilometer-long stretch of the strike-slip fault
The two researchers suggested that strike-slip faults
bordering Tibet allow parts of the plateau to "escape" by sliding eastward as India puts the squeeze on Asia.
Southern California has strike-slip faults
The emplacement of the suite was in transtensional pull-aparts and dilational splays on sinistral strike-slip faults
(Hutton 1982, 1988; Hutton and McErlean 1991; Hutton and Reavy 1992; Jacques and Reavy 1994; Stewart et al.
State University focused on so-called strike-slip faults