diagonal fault

diagonal fault

[dī′ag·ən·əl ′fȯlt]
(geology)
A fault whose strike is diagonal or oblique to the strike of the adjacent strata. Also known as oblique fault.
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The roofs of the Bijlmer station project (also in Amsterdam and designed in collaboration with the Dutch firm Arcadis), incorporate a diagonal fault line' at the point where a grand new boulevard is due to run beneath.
The system of diagonal faults oriented in a northwest and northeast direction transects rock bands, geological structures and longitudinal dislocations as well.