Origin of downthrow
Examples from the Web for downthrow
The downthrow was not the work of one single act of disturbance—it went on for ages.Australian Pictures|Howard Willoughby
Under what circumstances should we term a fault a downthrow?Geology|James Geikie
The higher side is called the heaved or upthrow side; the opposite side the thrown or downthrow side.The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes|Edwin J. Houston
Normal faults are exemplified in figs. 1, 2, and 6; in the latter the masses A and B are on the downthrow sides, C is upthrown.
Normal faults, of which Figure 184 is an example, hade to the downthrow; the hanging wall has gone down.The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton