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Fault (geology)

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strike-slip, where the offset is predominantly horizontal, parallel to the fault trace. dip-slip, offset is predominantly vertical and/or ...

IRIS - What are the 4 basic classes of faults?

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A transform fault is a type of strike-slip fault wherein the relative horizontal slip is accommodating the movement between two ocean ridges or other tectonic ...

Different types of Faults / Earthquakes and Faults / Earthquakes ...

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A close look at faults helps geologists to understand how the tectonic plates have moved relative to one another. Types of movement of crustal blocks that can ...

Fault Lines: Facts About Cracks in the Earth - Live Science

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Sep 25, 2014 ... Faults are categorized into three general groups based on the sense of slip or movement. Descriptions of the three types of faults that cause ...

Faults - How Earthquakes Work | HowStuffWorks

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There are four types of earthquake faults, which are differentiated by the relative position of the fault plane -- that is, the flat surface along which there's a slip ...

Faultline: Earthquake Faults & The San Andreas Fault | Exploratorium

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Three basic fault types: strike-slip, normal, and reverse. See larger ... Most earthquakes occur along cracks in the planet's surface called faults. These cracks may ...

Teacher Feature-California Has Its Faults - California Department of ...

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Faults and fault zones are classified by how the rocks on each side of the fault or fault zone move past each other. There are two main types of movement along ...

Fault Types with Diagrams - Geology - About.com

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Feb 21, 2016 ... Faulting can cause major earthquakes and create large mountain chains. Get a more in-depth look, with helpful diagrams, here.

Geological Faults: Definition, Causes & Types - Video & Lesson ...

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In this video lesson you will identify different faults and the types of stress that cause them. You will also see examples of the effects these...

Faults: Definition & Types | Study.com

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Faults - everyone has them, even our planet. But what are geologic faults? And why does our planet have so many? Let's explore the answers to these...

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USGS FAQs - Faults - What is a fault and what are the different types?

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A fault is a fracture or zone of fractures between two blocks of rock. Faults allow the blocks to move relative to each other. This movement may occur rapidly, ...

Fault types

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Now, consider this: if we hold the foot wall stationary, gravity will normally want to pull the hanging wall down, right? Faults that move the way you would expect ...

Types of Faults - ClassZone

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Two types of faults are responsible for earthquakes. Surface faults are those that break the ground surface, revealing how the rocks' original position was offset.