# GEOLOGY

## EARTH SCIENCE

### SEISMOLOGY

 Question [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In these faults, blocks of rock move sideways on either side of the fault plane
 A Reverse faults B Convergent boundary C Normal faults D Strike-slip faults
Explanation:

Detailed explanation-1: -When rocks on either side of a nearly vertical fault plane move horizontally, the movement is called strike-slip. An oblique-slip fault is special type fault that forms when movement is not exactly parallel with the fault plane.

Detailed explanation-2: -Faults which move horizontally are known as strike-slip faults and are classified as either right-lateral or left-lateral.

Detailed explanation-3: -Faults are planes of detachment resulting when rocks on either side of the displacement slip past one another. 1. Figure 10.6: There are basically 3 types of tectonic forces that can deform rocks.

Detailed explanation-4: -If rocks break from forces pushing from opposite directions, rock about this fault surface is forced up and over the rock below the fault surface. Ex. California. Rocks on either side of the fault are moving past each other without much upward or downward movement. Shear forces push rocks past each other.

Detailed explanation-5: -Transcurrent or Strike-slip faults have walls that move sideways, not up or down.

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