overthrust fault

NOUN
  1. a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression
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How To Use overthrust fault In A Sentence

  • These forces also created a number of overthrust faults. Mountain
  • Hubbert also explained the puzzling displacement of enormous blocks of material, known to geologists as overthrust faults, as a consequence of fluid pressure between such blocks and underlying materials. Hubbert, Marion King
  • Compressional forces typically result in reverse and overthrust faulting. Mountain
  • We call the combination of a fault and a fold in a rock an overthrust fault. Folding and faulting in the Earth's crust
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