Dip Slip Faultsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread
Can someone tell me the difference between each dip slip fault Normal, Reverse and Thrust?
-- Randy Rosenthal (email@example.com), May 04, 2001
as was stated in class,if you have a cross section of rock layers, with a fault plane running through them, a normal dip-slip fault is where the block of layers on the top side of the fualt plane moves down....a reverse one is where the block of layers on the top side of the fault moves up...and a thrust fault has the same basic concept as the reverse fualt, but the fault plane isn't as steep and instead is gently inclined.
-- rebecca hamlin (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 04, 2001.