dextral fault

dextral fault

[′dek·strəl ′fȯlt]
(geology)
A strike-slip fault in which an observer approaching the fault sees the opposite block as having moved to the right. Also known as right-lateral fault; right-lateral slip fault; right-slip fault.
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This, for example, occurred with the Gafarillos dextral fault zone to the northeast of the Alhamilla anticlinorium (Fig.
Dextral faults conjugate to these are not as large and show a WNW/ESE orientation, like the Gaffarillos fault zone (Fig.
They present findings on the structural geology of dextral fault zones in the trough, basic analysis and fault activity, and changes after initiation of the San Jacinto and San Felipe fault zones.
Langdon and Hall (1994) interpreted the tectonic structure of the region to be a wrench system involving the major NE-trending faults with minor parallel and cross-cutting dextral fault arrays and shear zones (i.
One WNW-striking dextral fault plane with a similar fabric was also identified (Fig.
2b, stereonet 5; Table 1) is truncated by a less dense network of dextral fault planes with similar fabrics striking NW (Fig.
Well exposed latest Devonian--earliest Carboniferous plutons occur along two dextral fault strands and an en echelon transition zone between them in the southern part of the Cobequid Shear Zone.
The largest measured displacement is 20 m in a dextral fault striking 080[degrees] in the phyllonite zone on the eastern side of Third Machias Lake.
In the eastern side of KTJ: however, the collision deformation is largely accommodated within the Eastern Anatolian Block through distributed NWSE trending dextral faults and NE-SW trending sinistral faults representing escape tectonics, and shortening of the continental lithosphere along the Caucasus thrust zone.
Normal, sinistral, and dextral faults in the same orientations affect both Cambrian and Pennsylvanian rocks.
Most of the faults observed on the surface are strike-slip dextral faults in addition to more scarce NNW-SSE oriented normal faults.
The main active structures of this fault zone are two ENE-WSW trending reverse blind faults, the Torremendo and Bajo Segura Faults, and three secondary NW-SE dextral faults, the San Miguel de Salinas, Torrevieja and Guardamar faults.