strike slip

strike slip

[′strīk ‚slip]
(geology)
The component of the slip of a fault that is parallel to the strike of the fault. Also known as horizontal displacement; horizontal separation.
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Figures 4 and 5 show a schematic model of the azimuth and plunge computations in the case that the +X coordinate displays an extension, +Y dextral strike slip and +Z reverse.
This arc-parallel and left-lateral strike slip fault is divided into several segments and has been the source of large-magnitude earthquakes in recent years, such as the 1973 Ragay Gulf earthquake (magnitude 7), 1990 Luzon earthquake (magnitude 7.7), and 2003 Masbate earthquake (magnitude 6.2).
The USGS said the earthquake occurred "as the result of strike slip faulting," explaining that it was in a location where two tectonic plates converged.
[1, 3, 4], the surface rupture showed that the slip on the southwestern BCF was dominated by thrust slip; the northeastern segment is mainly the strike slip. The surface rupture of PGF is concentrated in the region between the intersection of PGF and XYDF and HW, with mainly dip slip.
Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said the earthquake was triggered by a 'strike slip' fault or a vertical fault line that moved horizontally.
The main relief is bounded by the North Carrascoy Fault, where the Internal Zones form the hanging wall of a south-dipping, high angle, left-lateral strike slip fault with reverse component (Silva, 1994; Sanz de Galdeano et al., 1998).
Focal mechanisms of numerous earthquakes are reversed and thrust (Beberian, 1995) such as Naghan and Ardal (Ms=6.1, 1977) and/ or right slip in related to N-S strike slip faults such as Kazeron (SE Boshehr Ms=6.2, 2013) or Kareh Bas (Firozabad-Fars Ms=6.1, 1994, Arian et al, 2006).
The tensions system in the shear zones react in a way that allows for more alignment with strike slip faults compared to stress system.
FUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE Akinfeev lets Lee's strike slip past him for opener
The E-W striking MBT in India extends into Pakistan as a narrow fault zone that takes a sharp bend in Kaghan to coalesce with the NNW striking sinistral Jhelum strike slip fault.
In a strike slip quake, the earth moves horizontally rather than vertically and doesn't displace large volumes of water.