downwarp

downwarp

[′dau̇n‚wȯrp]
(geology)
A segment of the earth's crust that is broadly bent downward.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Different from Mode 2, there is only the punching plug without the downwarp phenomenon in this damage mode.
It must be emphasised that, apart from local faulting, the only movements that took place from Permian times onwards, represented uplift and relative downwarp in areas of deposition, so that the Permian situation has remained relatively unaltered.