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strike-slip fault

Syllabification: strike-slip fault

Definition of strike-slip fault in English:

noun

Geology
A fault in which rock strata are displaced mainly in a horizontal direction, parallel to the line of the fault.
Example sentences
  • Towards the end of the orogeny, several north-south-trending strike-slip faults were active.
  • The Mae Ping and Three Pagodas fault zones are far from being isolated, parallel strike-slip faults.
  • The hinterland of the Middle Urals is strongly influenced by north-south-trending strike-slip faults.

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