strike-slip fault

  1. a geological fault on which the movement is along the strike of the fault

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

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Scientific definitions for strike-slip fault

strike-slip fault

  1. A geologic fault in which the blocks of rock on either side of the fault slide horizontally, parallel to the strike of the fault. See Note and illustration at fault.

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