- the component of slip on a fault parallel with the linear extension or strike of the fault.
Origin of strike slip
First recorded in 1910–15
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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.