dip slip

dip slip

[′dip ‚slip]
(geology)
The component of a fault parallel to the dip of the fault. Also known as normal displacement.
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The surface rupture of PGF is concentrated in the region between the intersection of PGF and XYDF and HW, with mainly dip slip. Since the length of the subfault of our model is 5 km, more than one observed surface offset may exist in one subfault, we averaged the measured surface slip along the 5 km length of each subfault and assigned that value to the shallowest subfault element.
This offset of the current density anomaly (in profile P1400) could be due to either strike slip fault or dip slip fault or subparallel faulting.
The position of the X, Y, and Z axes of the instrument corresponds respectively to: (X) the direction perpendicular to the fault or fault-normal motion, (Y) direction parallel to fault strike or the strike slip motion along the fault surface and (Z) vertical direction or the dip slip component of motion.