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Classification of Faults



In this video we introduce viewers to two terms they will need to understand to classify faults. We define the terms strike and dip in relation of everyday inclined surfaces including sloping brick surfaces and dumpster panels. Next we introduce you to the hanging wall and footwall of faults and provide a brief assessment to allow you to practice using the terms. We apply all four of these new terms to classify dip-slip and strike-slip faults. We end by shaking up a Lego geologist during fault movement and by asking you to interpret three examples of strike-slip faults.

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