Centrocline

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Centrocline

 

a form of bedding in which the strata are inclined in such a way that the dips are directed toward some central point and the strikes describe an arc around the central point

Figure 1. The bedding of rocks in a centrocline

(see Figure 1). Younger rocks occur in the central parts of the arc, while older rocks are found in the lateral parts. A centrocline usually originates at the termination of a syncline where the hinge of the fold rises and the strata forming the fold are closed.

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