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Types and classification of faults

Definition of a Fault: We can define a fault as a fracture along which blocks of rock have been displaced relative to each other. This planar discontinuity originates by tectonic forces acting regionally. The displacement along a fault may be less than a meter, several hundred meters, or maybe many kilometers. Both tensional and compressional …