strike slip

Origin of strike slip

First recorded in 1910–15
Related formsstrike-slip, adjective
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Examples from the Web for strike slip

Historical Examples of strike slip

  • The single line defines a strike-slip fault along which plates are sliding horizontally past one another.

    Volcanoes

    Robert I. Tilling

  • Strike-slip (lateral) faults occur in response to either type of stress; the blocks move horizontally past one another.

    Earthquakes

    Kaye M. Shedlock

  • Most faulting along spreading zones is normal, along subduction zones is thrust, and along transform faults is strike-slip.

    Earthquakes

    Kaye M. Shedlock