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Definition of oblique fault

oblique fault
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 oblique fault from wikipedia

- fault trace; or oblique-slip, combining strike and dip slip. In a strike-slip fault (also known as a wrench fault, tear fault or transcurrent fault)...
- Sea Plate. This left-lateral strike-slip fault extends NW-SE (N30 – 40 W) accommodating the lateral oblique motion of the subducting Philippine Sea Plate...
- component of the oblique convergence of the Pacific Plate with the Australian Plate. They include the Wairarapa Fault and Wellington Fault to the southwest...
- strike-slip motion ****ociated with the oblique convergence between the Indo-Australian and Eurasian plates. The fault ends in the north just below the city...
- faults are typically simple fault scarps. Where there are significant superficial deposits, sections with more oblique faulting may form sets of en-echelon...
- magnitude of 7 or higher. East Valley Fault The eastern segment, known as East Valley Fault (EVF) moves in an oblique dextral motion. It extends to about...
- Island Fault (SWIF) Rogers Belt (Mount Vernon Fault/Granite Falls Fault Zone) Cherry Cr**** Fault Zone Rattlesnake Mountain Fault Zone Seattle Fault Tacoma...
- Suárez Fault (Spanish: Falla del Suárez) is a sinistral oblique thrust fault in the department of Santander in northeastern Colombia. The fault has a total...
- The Murrí Fault (Spanish: Falla Murrí) is an oblique thrust fault in the department of Antioquia in northwestern Colombia. The fault has a total length...
- The Usme Fault (Spanish: Falla de Usme) is a dextral oblique normal fault in the department of Cundinamarca in central Colombia. The fault has a total...
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