Definition of Overthrust fault

1. Noun. A geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression.

Exact synonyms: Reverse Fault, Thrust Fault
Generic synonyms: Inclined Fault



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Literary usage of Overthrust fault

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1. A Preliminary Report on the Ocher Deposits of Georgia by Thomas Leonard Watson (1906)
"THE CARTERSVILLE overthrust fault.— As previously stated, the Cartersville fault is one of the principal structural features of the region. ..."

2. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1894)
"... was an overthrust fault-plane hading north. Dr. WH Salomon published a preliminary note2 of his survey in the district of ..."

3. Report on the Valley Regions of Alabama: (Paleozoic Strata) by Henry McCalley, Geological Survey of Alabama (1897)
"... where it changes back to an overthrust fault and continues, as an overthrust .fault, down this valley to the south-west end about opposite Tannehill. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association by Geologists' Association (1904)
"The position of the vertical fault, the overthrust fault, and the " black band " is indicated. On the east side of the vertical fault an incomplete exposure ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"Such a fault is called an overthrust fault, and may take place in rocks but slightly folded or in those very highly compressed (see Fig. 34). ..."

6. Forest Physiography: Physiography of the United States and Principles of by Isaiah Bowman (1911)
"The eastern border of the Lewis range is an overthrust fault; Algonkian strata have been moved northeastward over Cretaceous strata on the plane of the ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The mountain rocks were shoved over the rocks of the plains, producing an overthrust fault. Through these hard and precipitous cliffs streams have cut ..."

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