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transform fault

[′tranz‚fȯrm ‚fȯlt]
(geology)
A strike-slip fault with offset ridges characteristic of a midoceanic ridge.
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Thomas (2014) noted a similar trend in transform faults formed during the initial rifting at the Iapetan margin of Laurentia.
Qi Cheng, Ganas, A., Huang Furiong, Chen Yong and Drakatos, G.: 2007, Recurrence behaviours of earthquakes along the Kefallinia transform fault, Ionian Sea, Greece.
But the true nature of the San Andreas Fault would not be known until after Lawson's death in 1952, when in the 1960s the plate-tectonic revolution identified the San Andreas fault as a horizontal-sliding, transform fault dividing the North America and Pacific plate.
Later on left lateral Chaman transform fault into existence by further northward moving of Indo-Pak plate.
The region where the study area is located is overlooking the Dead Sea Transform Fault System as shown in figure 1a and figure 4 affecting the area and leading to the formation of active faults extended both east-west and south-north.
The tectonic setting of the Philippines is unusual in several respects: it is characterized by opposite-facing subduction systems on its east and west sides; the archipelago is cut by a major transform fault, the Philippine Fault; and the arc complex itself is marked by active volcanism, faulting, and high seismic activity.
Geologically, this is a region of compression and transform fault zone containing a diverse array of fault types and orientations.
While geologists have been tracking underwater faults for decades, the new research uniquely tracks lateral movements across a fault line (a 'transform fault') and how they impact the sediment around them.
The plate kinematic models based on the theory developed since sixties have described the motion of the earth lithospheric plates on the basis of geophysical observations--sea floor spreading rates, transform fault azimuths, earthquake slip vectors.
Instruments installed on land recorded a very slow creeping event 100 seconds before a magnitude 7.0 quake in 1994 on the Romanche Transform Fault in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean, a fault very similar to San Andreas.
A 639-bp portion of the COI gene from the SCB vestimentiferan was identical to that of an Escarpia spicata individual sampled from cold seeps (Transform Fault) in the Gulf of California (Table I).
From the Paleogene to Recent, the Chaman Transform Fault and its splays have deformed the sediments of Kharan Fore-Arc into positive flower features in the area of study.