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Evidence of Faulting

Evidence of Faulting: We can recognize faults by means of three different methods; (i) geological evidence of faulting, (ii) evidence of fault planes, (iii) physiographic evidence. (1). Geological Evidence: The very first and common most method to recognize a fault is the geological evidence of faultings. The geological evidence is seen very clearly on the …

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 …

Faults and Faulting

FAULTS AND FAULTING: A faults is a fracture in the crystal rock involving the displacement of rock on one side of the fracture with respect to the rock on the other side. On the other Hand, a fracture without displacements is called a joint. According to Arthur N.Strahler, “ A fault is a break in …