left lateral

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left lateral (comparative more left lateral, superlative most left lateral)

  1. (geology) Describes the relative motion of two blocks along a strike-slip fault. From a plan view perspective, as if standing on the fault line, the left block moves towards, and the right block moves away.

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Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 18:48