hinge fault

hinge fault

[′hinj ‚fȯlt]
(geology)
A fault whose movement is an angular or rotational one on a side of an axis that is normal to the fault plane.
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The Troy and Rock Creek deposits lie along the Bull Lake Corridor, a NNW-trending regional hinge fault system.
Vertical displacement can be up to 300 m (Becerrea fault) and generating pivotal and hinge faults, which control the Tertiary depressions (e.
Their displacements are mainly horizontal with no relevant associated relief, except where they run near the El Caurel sector where they show a vertical component that generates pivot and hinge faults.