Tear fault | Article about tear fault by The Free Dictionary
tear fault[′tar ‚fȯlt]
A very steep to vertical fault associated with and perpendicular to the strike of an overthrust fault.
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This observation suggests the existence of a tear fault
in the subduction zone preceding a slab break-off.
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).
Morpho-tectonic evidences of Zagros tear faults
, applicable for determination and segmentation of Sabz pushan fault zone (Iran)", Abst., 3lth Int.