Definition of Reverse fault

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

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



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Literary usage of Reverse fault

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1. A Text-book of Geology: For Use in Universities, Colleges, Schools of by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1915)
"... a fault of this kind is called a reverse fault. It will be noticed that with the normal fault a particular layer VV has been lengthened apparently by an ..."

2. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"We say "apparently" because sometimes a normal fault may result from relative uplift of the hanging wall, and a reverse fault may be produced by relative ..."

3. A Text-book of Geology for Use in Universities: Colleges, Schools of Science by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1920)
"In the other case, B in the figure, the hanging wall has apparently been crowded up over the foot-wall, and a fault of this kind is called a reverse fault. ..."

4. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"30 a reverse fault, as determined by the displacement of the stratum, ... A reverse fault due to FIo. 31. — A normal fault duo to an an oblique slip. ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1908)
"In cases, it is probable that tangential thrust even much weaker than gravity may overcome and produce a reverse fault. In Fig. 29 (a), the strata are shown ..."

6. A Textbook of Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"Diagrams illustrating drag of strata along a fault plane — a, normal fault; b, reverse fault. (The reverse bending of the strata near the fault plane is ..."

7. A Comprehensive Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"559- — Diagrams illustrating drag of strata along a fault plane — a, normal fault; b, reverse fault. (The reverse bending of the strata near the fault plane ..."

8. Structural Geology by Charles Kenneth Leith (1913)
"reverse fault relations although there may have been no differential movements of the centers of mass of the two parts of the faulted body. ..."

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