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  1. A thrust fault is a reverse fault with a gently incline, or low angle of dip.
  2. A thrust fault is a tear in the upper part of the Earth's crust along which one block of strata is pushed up and over another block of strata.
  3. A thrust fault is a special kind of reverse fault where one or more plates are under the ocean.
  4. A thrust fault is a reverse fault with a dip of 45-- or less.
  5. Thrust fault - a dip-slip fault in which the upper block, above the fault plane, moves up and over the lower block. (Web site)

Thrust Faults

  1. During a thrust fault, the older strata is pushed up over younger strata.
  2. The Keystone Thrust Fault extends from the Cottonwood Fault along State Route 160 north for 13 miles along the crest of the Red Rock escarpment. (Web site)

Compressional Forces

  1. The destructive 1994 quake in Northridge, California was caused by a previously-undiscovered blind thrust fault.
  2. Thrust Fault -- Thrust faults are a result of compressional forces in the Earth's crust. (Web site)
  3. Active faulting in the region is dominated by NE- and N-striking, oppositely-dipping thrust fault pairs. (Web site)
  4. The earthquakes in this region do not appear to be produced by slip along the thrust fault.
  5. At a thrust fault, a plate below the sea is moving under another plate, thrusting its edge upward. (Web site)


  1. Flat segments of thrust fault planes are known as flats, and inclined sections of the thrust are known as ramps. (Web site)
  2. Ramp A high-angled part of a thrust fault which cuts up through rock layers. (Web site)
  3. Thrust fault, reverse fault, normal fault--the two sides were active in every fault.


  1. Low-angle thrust fault, barbs on overthrust block.
  2. The Great Smoky Thrust Fault is a south-east dipping low-angle fault that marks the edge of the Great Smoky Thrust Sheet.
  3. Template:Main A thrust fault has the same sense of motion as a reverse fault, but with the dip of the fault plane at less than 45--.
  4. Thrust fault ENDTERM BEGDEF"General term for a fault dipping between horizontal and 30- and with the hanging wall moving up with respect to the foot wall. (Web site)


  1. Another name for high angle thrust fault is reverse fault. (Web site)
  2. The Qomolangma Formation is broken up by several high-angle faults that terminate at the low angle thrust fault, the Qomolangma Detachment. (Web site)


  1. With a thrust fault, whose plane is inclined to the Earth's surface, one side moves upward over the other. (Web site)
  2. On the foreland side of the mountain range the slice above (rather than below) a thrust fault moves further eastward away from the ocean.


  1. Have students label their drawing "thrust fault".
  2. Have students develop a model of a thrust fault.


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