Faults and Stresses


Faults Structures Fault Types Outline

Faults of different types are charcteristic of the stress field in which they formed. Faults are nothing more than failure of the crust in shear. The crust is generally in a triaxial state of stress with three principal stress directions, one vertical and two horizontal (like a set of cartesian axes).


Faults Structures Fault Types Outline
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