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reverse fault

n. Geology
A fault in which the hanging wall has moved upward relative to the footwall.
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re·verse fault

(rĭ-vûrs′)
A geologic fault in which the hanging wall has moved upward relative to the footwall. Reverse faults occur where two blocks of rock are forced together by compression. See more at fault.
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Noun1.reverse fault - a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compressionreverse fault - a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression
inclined fault - a geological fault in which one side is above the other
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If the overlying soil layer on a reverse fault is in a compressive stress state or if the shear modulus of the soil is high, the soil layer can easily rupture.
In the case of fracture development, if there were a well-sealed reverse fault, shale gas would be enriched in the footwall (Figure 6(A)).
However, in this paper we show that the LTF is a left-lateral reverse fault, highly dipping to the SE with a strike and a style of deformation which differ from the Carrascoy Fault, suggesting an independent kinematic behaviour.
Analysis of buried pipelines subjected to reverse fault motion, Soil Dynamic and Earthquake Engineering 31: 930-940.
Main Zagros Reverse Fault is a structural boundary changes in depositional history, geography and seismicity has been proposed in the past.
The mineralization occurs along a reactivated fault, the Stuart Fault, within the regional Mount Dore Shear Zone, which is a major crustal mineralizing reverse fault hosting the Stuart, Selwyn (approximately 8km to the Selwyn Project area), Mount Dore, Mount Elliot and Kuridala deposits.
STEP 4: For Sample B, create a reverse fault (see diagram B): Cut through the sample at an angle.
The main part of the fault, an approximate 50 km-long section running from the NW to the central part of the fault strand, showed major displacement that was dominated by reverse fault components.
Moreover, two minor east-striking reverse fault planes plastered with calcite slickenfibers were identified in Mississippian rocks of the nearby Saint-Jules-de-Cascapedia quarry (Fig.
At Porter Gap, where the lineament is the Chickasaw Bluffs, reflectors at 100--200 m depth dip west beneath the bluff face, and a steep reverse fault underlies the base of the bluff.