Lab 7: Geologic Structure - Faults - Strike-Slip

 

Strike-slip faults, like the famous San Andreas fault, are faults where motion is "sideways," or side-to-side, as compared to the motion of most normal and reverse faults, which is dip-slip, in one direction or the other. In the following animation, observe how the movement is along the strike, not the dip, of the fault plane:

 

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