A special type of strike-slip fault forming the boundary between two moving lithospheric plates, usually along an offset segment of the oceanic ridge. See also: passive plate margin.
Area where the earth's lithospheric plates move in opposite but parallel directions along a fracture (fault) in the lithosphere. Compare convergent plate boundary, divergent plate boundary.
A fault marking a transform plate boundary; along mid-ocean ridges, transform faults are the actively slipping segment of a fracture zone between two ridge segments.
A strike-slip fault that connects offsets in a mid-ocean ridge.
A class of vertical fault with a horizontal displacement vector that does not link two or more plate tectonic scale boundaries.
point at which strike-slip displacements stop and another structural feature, such as a ridge, develops. A fault laterally displacing ocean ridges. Superficially they appear to be strike-slip faults, but lateral movement in opposite directions to either side of the fault only occurs in the zone between the offset segments of ocean ridge.
a geological fault in which the rock fracture is caused by lateral movement of two surfaces
a particular type of strike-slip fault that is a boundary of an oceanic tectonic plate
A strike-slip fault connecting the ends of an offset in a midoceanic ridge, an island arc, or an arc-ridge chain. Pairs of plates slide past each other along transform faults.
Also called a transform plate boundary. An area where two plates meet and are moving side to side past each other.
A special variety of strike-slip fault that accommodates relative horizontal slip between other tectonic elements, such as oceanic crustal plates. Often extend from oceanic ridges.
a type of plate boundary where two plates slide past each other.
Massive strike-slip fault continental in size. Examples of such faults occur along tectonic plate boundaries and at the mid-oceanic ridge.
one of numerous strike-slip faults between segments of mid-oceanic ridges and rises along which lateral movement of crustal plates occurs. [AHDOS
A transform fault is a geological fault that is a special case of strike-slip faulting which terminates abruptly, at both ends, at a major transverse geological feature.