reverse fault


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reverse fault

[ri′vərs ′fȯlt]
(geology)
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Finally, in "step 4" the fault slip was applied by changing boundary conditions and making upward displacement in hanging wall side to simulate reverse fault rupture.
The western flank of these Hills is up thrown towards west along a steeply east dipping reverse fault named as Kalabagh Hills Fault.
On reverse faults, rocks on one side of the fault move up and rocks on the other side move down.
Gosselin (1988) considered the converging Petit-Montreal, Mont-St-Joseph and Grande-Cascapedia faults (Grande-Cascapedia fault system) as steeply dipping late Acadian reverse faults that were active subsequent to regional Acadian folding, but also reports evidence for sinistral and, to a lesser degree, dextral movement along subordinate structures of the deformation corridor.
Forming an active wedge, width of the influenced zone under normal fault rupture was less than the one under reverse fault.
The western domain corresponds to the Cordon del Plata range characterized by east-vergent reverse faults crossed by sinistral strike-slip faults with NW orientation.
Compressive structures are less frequent and are constituted by minor Upper Pliocene-Lower Pleistocene E-W to ENE-WSW reverse faults (Silva et al.
mf] index values occurring in the Sierra Alhamilla northern front, especially eastwards, support the late Pleistocene activity of the North Alhamilla reverse fault (mountain fronts Nc, Nd and Ne in figure 6, values are shown in table 1).
Within the orogenic wedge to the north of the deformation front, active shortening occurs along a system of surface-rupturing reverse faults, extending from the Balakot-Bagh fault, source of the Mw 7.
Co-existence within the ZJFZ of parallel to each other normal faults, which are dominant, and a reverse fault (190[degrees]/40[degrees], see Figs.
The fault zone has been successively developed from an asymmetric anticline, whose steeply inclined SW arm was axially disrupted due to the regional compression by a reverse fault (Tasler, 1979).