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strike-slip fault


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Geology A fault in which surfaces on opposite sides of the fault plane have moved horizontally and parallel to the strike of the fault.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fault where two blocks move horizontally in opposite directions along the fault line.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally


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