normal fault definition

  • noun:
    • Geology A fault in which the hanging wall has moved downward relative to the footwall.
    • a kind of fault where footwall moves up in accordance with the hanging wall.
    • an inclined fault where the holding wall seems to have slipped downward in accordance with the footwall

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