tear fault

tear fault

[′tar ‚fȯlt]
(geology)
A very steep to vertical fault associated with and perpendicular to the strike of an overthrust fault.
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South of the latitude of the Caldas tear fault, the volcanic chain of the Andean range is active and starts the transition to inactive volcano occurrences with Quaternary ages (Ruiz volcanic complex) (Figure 1, inset map).
The researchers found that large displacements along tear faults in the crater walls are not characteristic of small craters in basalt.
150 oz/ton is associated with a detachment fault and associated normal and tear faults.