strike-slip fault


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strike-slip fault

[′strīk ¦slip ‚fȯlt]
(geology)
A fault whose direction of movement is parallel to the strike of the fault. Also known as strike-shift fault.
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In Figure 7, the dominant extension areas, pure compression areas and the strike-slip faults are indicated by red, blue and green arrows, respectively.
High-quality focal mechanism solutions display mostly strike-slip faults.
Bending deformation of straight pipeline appears under the bending moment caused by the strike-slip fault.
This combination of evidence (GPS and seismic) clearly suggests that the Jan 26 and Feb 3, 2014 earthquakes occurred on near-vertical, strike-slip faults to the east of station KIPO, i.
The fact that big earthquakes can pop off where they're not expected, like along strike-slip faults in the eastern Indian Ocean, suggests that future surprises may lie in store.
STEP 3: For Sample A, create a strike-slip fault (see diagram A): Use a knife to cut the sample in half vertically.
Why is an underwater earthquake generated at a strike-slip fault less productive at creating a tsunami than one generated at a thrust fault?
The earthquake was caused by a right-lateral strike-slip fault.
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, geophysics graduate student Kaiwen Xia, aeronautics and mechanical engineering professor Ares Rosakis, and geophysics professor Hiroo Kanamori have demonstrated for the first time that a very fast, spontaneously generated rupture known as "super-shear" can take place on large strike-slip faults like the San Andreas.
If the scale used in this model is 1 mm = 2 m, how many meters did the earth move when the strike-slip fault caused point F to move alongside point G?
This process of 'deformation' results in the formation of geological structures such as folds, thrust faults and strike-slip faults (Figure 4).