Earthquake Glossary - blind thrust fault

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  • blind thrust fault

    A thrust fault that does not rupture all the way up to the surface so there is no evidence of it on the ground. It is "buried" under the uppermost layers of rock in the crust.

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    blind thrust fault

    Diagram of blind thrust fault. (Image courtesy of Stephen Nelson, Tulane University)