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Fault Types

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Fault Types Answer Key

1. 
Answer the questions about the fault shown.
Fault - Normal

a) What type of fault is shown?


b) What is the direction of fault movement?


c) Identify the hanging wall and footwall.


d) Does the fault form under tension, compression, or shearing forces?
  • a) normal
    b) down
    c) footwall on left, hanging wall on right
    d) tension
2. 
Answer the questions about the fault shown.
Fault - Strike-Slip

a) What type of fault is shown?


b) What is the direction of fault movement?


c) Is this a right-lateral or left-lateral fault?


d) Does the fault form under tension, compression, or shearing forces?
  • a) strike-slip
    b) horizontal
    d) left-lateral
    d) shearing
3. 
Answer the questions about the fault shown.
Fault - Thrust
a) What type of fault is shown?


b) What is direction of fault movement?


c) Identify the hanging wall and footwall.


d) Does the fault form under tension, compression, or shearing forces?
  • a) thrust or reverse
    b) up
    c) footwall on left, hanging wall on right
    d) compression

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