# INDIAN GEOGRAPHY

## LOCATION AND STRUCTURE OF INDIA

### EVOLUTION OF INDIAS GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURE

 Question [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The angle of a fault relative to horizontal is called ____
 A Dip B Slip C Joint D All of the above
Explanation:

Detailed explanation-1: -Earth scientists use the angle of the fault with respect to the surface (known as the dip) and the direction of slip along the fault to classify faults. Faults which move along the direction of the dip plane are dip-slip faults and described as either normal or reverse (thrust), depending on their motion.

Detailed explanation-2: -Dip: steepest angle from the horizontal of a plane. A horizontal plane has a dip of 0, and a vertical plane a dip of 90.

Detailed explanation-3: -If the faultâ€™s dip is inclined relative to the horizontal, the fault is a dip-slip fault. There are two types of dip-slip faults. In normal faults, the hanging wall drops down relative to the footwall.

Detailed explanation-4: -Heave is the horizontal component of the dip slip vector.

Detailed explanation-5: -The angle between the fault plane and horizontal plane is fault dip. 2. If the movement is down the direction of the dip, the resultant fault is reverse fault.

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