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strike slip

noun, Geology.
the component of slip on a fault parallel with the linear extension or strike of the fault.
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strike-slip, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The single line defines a strike-slip fault along which plates are sliding horizontally past one another.

    Volcanoes Robert I. Tilling
  • strike-slip (lateral) faults occur in response to either type of stress; the blocks move horizontally past one another.

    Earthquakes Kaye M. Shedlock
  • Most faulting along spreading zones is normal, along subduction zones is thrust, and along transform faults is strike-slip.

    Earthquakes Kaye M. Shedlock

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