- the component of slip on a fault parallel with the linear extension or strike of the fault.
Origin of strike slip
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.
Most faulting along spreading zones is normal, along subduction zones is thrust, and along transform faults is strike-slip.