Earthquake Glossary - dip slip

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  • dip slip

    Dip-slip faults are inclined fractures where the blocks have mostly shifted vertically. If the rock mass above an inclined fault moves down, the fault is termed normal, whereas if the rock above the fault moves up, the fault is termed reverse. A thrust fault is a reverse fault with a dip of 45 or less. Oblique-slip faults have significant components of different slip styles.

    Normal Fault Flash Animation Normal Fault Flash Animation

    Thrust Fault Flash Animation Thrust Fault Flash Animation