detachment fault

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  • Detachment fault — View from Wheeler Peak, Snake Range, Nevada, is one of the tallest peaks within the Great Basin, and was formed by detachment faulting. Detachment faulting is associated with large scale extensional tectonics. Detachment faults often have very… …   Wikipedia

  • Detachment fold — A detachment fold occurs as layer parallel thrusting along a detachment fault develops without upward propagation of a fault; the accommodation of the strain produced by thrusting results in the folding of the overlying rock units. As a visual… …   Wikipedia

  • Fault (geology) — Part of a series on earthquakes Types Foreshock • Aftershock • Blind thrust Doublet • Interplate • …   Wikipedia

  • Michoud fault — The Michoud fault is a geological fault that runs through eastern New Orleans. [1] The Michoud fault is the subject of extensive scientific inquiry into why Louisiana is losing vast tracts of land …   Wikipedia

  • Thrust fault — in the Qilian Shan, China. The older (left, blue and red) thrust over the younger (right, brown). A thrust fault is a type of fault, or break in the Earth s crust across which there has been relative movement, in which rocks of lower… …   Wikipedia

  • Non-volcanic passive margins — (NVPM) constitute one end member of the transitional crustal types that lie beneath passive continental margins; the other end member being volcanic passive margins (VPM). Transitional crust welds continental crust to oceanic crust along the… …   Wikipedia

  • Oceanic core complex — An oceanic core complex (OCC), or megamullion, is a seabed geologic feature that forms a long ridge perpendicular to a mid ocean ridge. It contains smooth domes that are lined with transverse ridges like a corrugated roof. They can vary in size… …   Wikipedia

  • Whipple Mountains — The Whipple Mountains ( Avii Kur utat [Munro, P et al. A Mojave Dictionary Los Angeles: UCLA, 1992] in Mojave) are located in southeastern California south of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and north of the Arizona town of Parker. The range stretches …   Wikipedia

  • Anticline — In structural geology, an anticline is a fold that is convex up and has its oldest beds at its core. The term is not to be confused with antiform , which is a purely descriptive term for any fold that is convex up. Therefore if age relationships… …   Wikipedia

  • Metamorphic core complex — Metamorphic core complexes are exposures of deep crust exhumed in association with largely amagmatic extension. They form, and are exhumed, through relatively fast transport of middle and lower continental crust to the Earth s surface. During… …   Wikipedia

  • Megamullion — Megamullion, called also oceanic core complex (OCC), is an abyssal geologic structure showing ellipsoidal shield like positive morphologic relief. It is constituted mainly by serpentinized ultramafic rocks of abyssal mantle and secondary by… …   Wikipedia

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