left lateral fault

left lateral fault

[′left ¦lad·ə·rəl ′fȯlt]
(geology)
A fault in which movement is such that an observer walking toward the fault along an index plane (a bed, vein, or dike) would turn to the left to find the other part of the displaced index plane. Also known as sinistral fault.
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Left lateral faults of the area are Kingri Fault, Domanda Fault, Sulaiman Fault, Chaudawan Fault and Mughalkot.