Tear fault | Article about tear fault by The Free Dictionary
tear fault[′tar ‚fȯlt]
A very steep to vertical fault associated with and perpendicular to the strike of an overthrust fault.
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This observation suggests the existence of a tear fault
in the subduction zone preceding a slab break-off.
South of the latitude of the Caldas tear fault
, the volcanic chain of the Andean range is active and starts the transition to inactive volcano occurrences with Quaternary ages (Ruiz volcanic complex) (Figure 1, inset map).
The researchers found that large displacements along tear faults
in the crater walls are not characteristic of small craters in basalt.