Definitions for "Reverse fault"
Keywords:  footwall, fault, thrust, hanging, dip
Fault with a dip greater than 45 degrees at which the hanging wall (upper block) appears to have moved upward relative to the footwall (lower block).
A rupture that results from vertical motion of two adjacent blocks caused by horizontal compression. Sometimes called a thrust fault. In a reverse fault, the upper of the two adjacent blocks moves relatively upward. (See Figure 1 and normal fault.)
A fault with vertical movement and an inclined fault plane. The block above the fault has moved upwards relative to the block below the fault.