Horizontal motion of one block relative to another along a fault plane. If one stands on one side of the fault and observes that an object on the other side moves to the right during an earthquake, the fault is called a right-lateral strike-slip fault (like California's San Andreas fault). If the object moves to the left, the fault is called a left-lateral strike-slip fault.
fault in which two sections of rock have moved horizontally in opposite directions, parallel to the line of the fracture that divided them. Strike-slip faults are caused by shearing stress.
A nearly vertical fault with side-slipping displacement.
A fault in which movement has occurred parallel to the strike of the fault.
Break in the earth's crust across which two blocks move horizontally past one another.
A fault where the land on the two opposing sides of the fault move laterally past each other in opposite directions, i.e. left and right.
fault in which movement is almost in direction of fault's strike. A high angle or vertical fault on which the movement is parallel to the strike of the fault, sometimes called transverse or transcurrent motion.
a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally
a movement parallel to the fault plane, and the San Andreas fault of California is of this type
a simple offset, however, a transform fault is formed between two different plates, each moving away from the spreading center of a divergent plate boundary
A fault along which movement takes place parallel to the trace, or strike, of the fault.
fault caused by horizontal shear.
A fault whose relative displacement is purely horizontal.
A fault with horizontal displacement, typically caused by shear stress.
A fault in which one block slides horizontally past another (and therefore parallel to the strike line), so there is no relative vertical motion.
A fault on which the motion is parallel with the direction of a tilted rock surface and is primarily horizontal.
A fault along which the movement is entirely horizontal (just like the San Andreas fault in California)
a break in rocks where rocks on either side of the fault move past each other (instead of above or below each other)
A fault along which the slip motion is parallel to the Strike of the fault.
Transcurrent fault. A fault in which the net slip is practically in the direction of the faultâ€(tm)s strike.