longitudinal fault

longitudinal fault

[‚län·jə′tüd·ən·əl ′fȯlt]
(geology)
A fault parallel to the trend of the surrounding structure.
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Analysis of the project documentation and geological data indicates existence of a network of faults on the dam's foreground, which include longitudinal fault running parallel to the main dam at a distance of approx.
Focal mechanisms of numerous earthquakes are left slip in relation to W-E strike slip faulting such as Dasht-e Bayaz (Ms=7.4, 1968) and right slip in relation to NW-SE strike slip with thrust component along longitudinal faults such as South Ghaen (Ms=5.6, 2012).
The intersection of latitudinal and longitudinal faults generates a region of strong tectonic fracturing.

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