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  1. strike-slip faultnoun

    a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally


  1. strike-slip faultnoun

    A fault where two blocks move horizontally in opposite directions along the fault line.


  1. strike-slip fault

    A strike-slip fault is a type of geological fault occurring at the boundary between two blocks of earth where the movement of the blocks is predominantly horizontal. This movement is often caused by the shear stress on the fault plane and can play a critical role in events such as earthquakes. The direction of the fault line displacement defines whether it is a right-lateral or left-lateral strike-slip fault. The San Andreas Fault in California is a well-known example of a right-lateral strike-slip fault.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strike-slip fault in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strike-slip fault in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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