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Fault

displacement faults rocks involve

Fault, fracture in the earth's crust along which there has been relative movement and displacement of the rocks on each side. Dip-slip faults involve movement up or down an inclined fault plane. Reverse or thrust faults involves relative displacement upward of the overlying rocks and results from compressive stress. Strike-slip faults such as the San Andreas Fault in California, involve horizontal displacement and result from shearing stress.

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