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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Early Cretaceous, affected by the high-angle subduction of the western Pacific plate, the left- lateral strike-slip of the Jiayi fault in the north of the Tan-Lu fault zone, the rigid blocks on both sides of the strike-slip fault were separated, and the Fangzheng fault depression began to form.
High-quality focal mechanism solutions display mostly strike-slip faults. These solutions correspond to a left-lateral strike-slip displacement on a nodal plane striking 254 to 264 and dipping from 71[grados] to 80[grados], and to a right-lateral strike-slip displacement on a nodal plane striking 162 to 172 and dipping from 78[grados] to 87[grados].
Bending deformation of straight pipeline appears under the bending moment caused by the strike-slip fault. Elastic buckling, elastic-plastic buckling and buckling of straight pipeline may occur under external loads.
NW Slovenia and Friuli region are located at the kinematic transition between E-W striking trust faults of the Alpine system (Friuli earthquakes) and NW-SE striking strike-slip faults of the Dinarides system (Krn Mountains earthquakes).
They calculated how the monster 2004 and 2005 quakes changed stress patterns in the Earth's crust and found that releasing stress on the faults diving under Sumatra to the northeast actually raised stress in the strike-slip faults in the Indian Ocean.
Which sample contained a strike-slip fault? A reverse fault?
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. Epicenter was about 7 km southeast of the city of Izmit and at a focal depth of about 16 km.
In the case of a strike-slip fault like the San Andreas, the lab results indicate that the rupture needs to rip along for about 100 kilometers and the magnitude must be about 7.5 or se before the rupture becomes super shear.
Have students develop a model of a strike-slip fault. Instructions to students: Locate points F and G on your model.
The earthquake, among the largest ever experienced in the U.S., occurred on the Denali fault, one of the longest strike-slip fault systems that cuts through a continent anywhere in the world.