Another term for strike-slip fault.
- In SW England a series of isolated, enclosed basins occur along the line of the major NW-SE-trending Sticklepath-Lustleigh wrench fault.
- The 1950s were thus the decade when most hypotheses of global tectonics were based on concepts of lateral movement along strike-slip faults, although terms such as wrench faults or megashears were more commonly used.
- These components combine to generate bulk constriction, which is expressed, in the brittle regime, by a combination of normal and wrench faults and, in layered sequences, by fold hinges parallel to the finite stretching direction.
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