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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Strike-slip fault is one of the most dangerous earthquake disaster.
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.e.
Early RSF simulations for two-dimensional strike-slip faults produced slow episodic events for simulations where the slip-weakening distance was large.
The seismogenic Ravne fault (Figure 1) is an actively propagating NW-SE trending dextral strike-slip fault. Strike-slip displacements on steep fault planes are responsible for the recent seismic activity that is confined to shallow crustal levels [11,17].
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.
The East Indian Ocean event was the largest - by a factor of 10 - strike-slip earthquake ever recorded (the San Andreas is perhaps the most famous strike-slip fault).
On strike-slip faults, the rock pieces move from side to side.
Some tectonic reconstructions of east and SE Asia interpret a large SE Asian block with Borneo at its center which has been rotated clockwise and displaced southwards along major strike-slip faults during the Cenozoic due to the indentation of Asia by India.
This region is less evidently a tectonic hazard zone, as the relative plate motions suggest a strongly decreasing component of plate convergence toward the north, combined with increasing horizontal shearing mainly accommodated by less hazardous strike-slip faults in the Andaman Sea.