downthrow definition

  • noun:
    • A depression of the strata on a single part of a fault
    • The abrupt drop or depression associated with strata of rocks using one part of a fault. See place, n.
    • In mining, a dislocation of the strata by which any sleep of rock or seam of coal happens to be brought into a situation less than that it would otherwise have occupied. See dislocation and fault.

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