Reverse Fault

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A reverse fault is the opposite of a normal fault — the hanging wall moves up relative to the footwall. Reverse faults are indicative of shortening of the crust. The dip of a reverse fault is relatively steep, greater than 45°.




Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th ed., vol. 10) (New York, NY: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Company, 1910)


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