fault wall

fault wall

[′fȯlt ‚wȯl]
(geology)
The mass of rock on a particular side of a fault.
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In all cases the strength of rocks increases with the distance from the fault, regardless of the fault wall in which the measurements were performed.
Specifically, when a fault occurs, the rock masses on two fault walls may slip along the fault plane, which can instantaneously release a large amount of elastic strain energy, thereby inducing serious dynamic disasters (i.e., rock bursts, shock bumps) (Jiang et al., 2018; Jiang et al., 2017).
Hence, in conclusion, under this test condition, the movement of the strata of the two fault walls had a remarkable difference.
Decrease of movement velocity of the fault walls with decrease of the points' distances from the fault line has been anticipated.
A survey of principal active faults in W part of Slovenia adopted movement monitoring between separate fault walls on some specific structural outcrops.
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