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strike fault

1. n. [Reservoir Characterization]
A fault whose primary movement is in the strike direction (usually horizontal). This type of fault is usually caused by continents or tectonic plates moving laterally with respect to each other, as is happening in California today. The San Andreas fault is a strike-slip fault along which the western side is moving north relative to the eastern side.