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re·verse fault

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  1. thrust fault, overthrust fault, reverse faultnoun

    a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression

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  1. reverse fault

    In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock-mass movements. Large faults within Earth's crust result from the action of plate tectonic forces, with the largest forming the boundaries between the plates, such as the megathrust faults of subduction zones or transform faults. Energy release associated with rapid movement on active faults is the cause of most earthquakes. Faults may also displace slowly, by aseismic creep.A fault plane is the plane that represents the fracture surface of a fault. A fault trace or fault line is a place where the fault can be seen or mapped on the surface. A fault trace is also the line commonly plotted on geologic maps to represent a fault.A fault zone is a cluster of parallel faults. However, the term is also used for the zone of crushed rock along a single fault. Prolonged motion along closely spaced faults can blur the distinction, as the rock between the faults is converted to fault-bound lenses of rock and then progressively crushed.

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  1. reverse fault

    A reverse fault is a type of geological fault that occurs when the crust of the Earth is compressed together, causing one block of rock to be pushed up over the edge of another. This type of fault is characterized by the upper block, known as the hanging wall, moving upwards relative to the lower block, known as the footwall. Reverse faults occur in areas of the Earth's crust where compression is taking place.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reverse fault in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reverse fault in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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