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  1. thrust fault, overthrust fault, reverse fault(noun)

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


  1. thrust fault(Noun)

    A type of fault, with movement of the Earth's crust, in which a lower stratigraphic layer is pushed up and over a younger one as a result of compression forces.

  2. Origin: * Term coined by geologist Archibald Geikie in 1884


  1. Thrust fault

    A thrust fault is a type of fault, or break in the Earth's crust across which there has been relative movement, in which rocks of lower stratigraphic position are pushed up and over higher strata. They are often recognized because they place older rocks above younger. Thrust faults are the result of compressional forces.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrust fault in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrust fault in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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