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Definition of cross faults

cross faults
Fault Fault, n. 1. (Elec.) A defective point in an electric circuit due to a crossing of the parts of the conductor, or to contact with another conductor or the earth, or to a break in the circuit. 2. (Geol. & Mining) A dislocation caused by a slipping of rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated structure resulting from such slipping. Note: The surface along which the dislocated masses have moved is called the fault plane. When this plane is vertical, the fault is a vertical fault; when its inclination is such that the present relative position of the two masses could have been produced by the sliding down, along the fault plane, of the mass on its upper side, the fault is a normal, or gravity, fault. When the fault plane is so inclined that the mass on its upper side has moved up relatively, the fault is then called a reverse (or reversed), thrust, or overthrust, fault. If no vertical displacement has resulted, the fault is then called a horizontal fault. The linear extent of the dislocation measured on the fault plane and in the direction of movement is the displacement; the vertical displacement is the throw; the horizontal displacement is the heave. The direction of the line of intersection of the fault plane with a horizontal plane is the trend of the fault. A fault is a strike fault when its trend coincides approximately with the strike of associated strata (i.e., the line of intersection of the plane of the strata with a horizontal plane); it is a dip fault when its trend is at right angles to the strike; an oblique fault when its trend is oblique to the strike. Oblique faults and dip faults are sometimes called cross faults. A series of closely associated parallel faults are sometimes called step faults and sometimes distributive faults.

Meaning of cross faults from wikipedia

- zones or transform faults. Energy release ****ociated with rapid movement on active faults is the cause of most earthquakes. A fault plane is the plane...
- striking faults, which do cross the Salzer Cr**** Fault. These faults are: the Kopiah Fault (note the curious curve), Newaukum Fault, Coal Cr**** Fault, and...
- either by dislocation glide or cross-slip. Lower SFE materials display wider stacking faults and have more difficulties for cross-slip. The SFE modifies the...
- of the named geological faults affecting the rocks of England. See the main article on faults for a fuller treatment of fault types and nomenclature but...
- Cement, the Cordell and the Duncan-Criner faults. All these faults lie in the area of the Frontal Wichita fault system, which is located between the Anadarko...
- Garlock, and Big faults, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin. pp. 443–458. ISBN 978-0-8137-2338-9. "San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth"...
- principle of cross-cutting relationships pertains to the formation of faults and the age of the sequences through which they cut. Faults are younger than...
- The Seattle Fault is a zone of multiple shallow east-west thrust faults that cross the Puget Sound Lowland and through Seattle (in the U.S. state of Washington)...
- (1830). There are several basic types of cross cutting relationships: Structural relationships may be faults or fractures cutting through an older rock...
- Where rivers cross the fault, they often p**** through gorges, and the ****ociated waterfalls can be a barrier to salmon migration. The fault is believed...
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