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A phenomenon wherein two cross reflections come from a single seismograph, due to the almost simultaneous arrival of reflection energy from both limbs of a syncline or from two nearby, steeply dipping fault scarps.
In refraction shooting, the lateral deflection of a minimum-time path to include a nearby, steeply dipping, high-velocity boundary such as a flank of a salt dome.
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