fault strike

fault strike

[′fȯlt ‚strīk]
(geology)
The angular direction, with respect to north, of the intersection of the fault surface with a horizontal plane.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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5a results from obliqueness between the trench and the mean fault strike) and the measured pitch of the dominant fault striation is 75[degrees] S, a net slip of 6.5 m can be approached.
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.
Fault strikes range between N080E and N130E, dipping 70[degrees] to the North or the South, and show evidence of normal slip.
The west fault strikes north and dips about 60 degrees west and drag of beds on both sides definitely show it to be west side down, east side up.