Lab 7: Geologic Structure - Faults - Oblique-Slip

 

Oblique slip is a mixture of dip-slip motion and strike-slip motion. Technically, most faults along local stretches will have a combination of dip- and strike-slip motion, but usually one is dominant. The following animation shows fault movement that is perfectly oblique-slip, with just as much movement along strike of the fault plane as along dip of the fault plane:

 

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