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left lateral, strike-slip fault

French translation: faille décrochante, latérale gauche

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English term or phrase: left lateral, strike-slip fault
French translation:faille décrochante, latérale gauche
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09:01 Nov 16, 2013
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Geology
English term or phrase: left lateral, strike-slip fault
The two major, left lateral, strike-slip fault systems, which traverse Hispaniola in an approximate east-west direction, are the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden (EPGFZE) along the southern part and the Septentrional (SFZ) along the north (Mann et al., 1995)..
Thierry37
United States
Local time: 09:57
faille décrochante, latérale gauche
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http://www.geologie.ens.fr/~vigny/failles-anime.html

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ou faille décrochante senestre

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3] Faille décrochante (Strike-slip Fault)
Dans le cas d'une faille décrochante, le mouvement entre les blocs de par et d'autre de la faille est horizontal. Si comme dans l'animation le bloc de droite part vers la gauche (par rapport à l'autre bloc), la faille est dite senestre (et dextre dans le cas inverse). Ce mouvement est créé par des forces de cisaillement.
In a strike-slip fault, the movement of blocks along a fault is horizontal. If the block on the far side of the fault moves to the left, as shown in this animation, the fault is called left-lateral. If the block on the far side moves to the right, the fault is called right-lateral. The fault motion of a strike-slip fault is caused by shearing forces. [Other names: transcurrent fault, lateral fault, tear fault or wrench fault]
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Bertrand Leduc
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faille décrochante, latérale gauche


Explanation:


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http://www.geologie.ens.fr/~vigny/failles-anime.html

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ou faille décrochante senestre

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3] Faille décrochante (Strike-slip Fault)
Dans le cas d'une faille décrochante, le mouvement entre les blocs de par et d'autre de la faille est horizontal. Si comme dans l'animation le bloc de droite part vers la gauche (par rapport à l'autre bloc), la faille est dite senestre (et dextre dans le cas inverse). Ce mouvement est créé par des forces de cisaillement.
In a strike-slip fault, the movement of blocks along a fault is horizontal. If the block on the far side of the fault moves to the left, as shown in this animation, the fault is called left-lateral. If the block on the far side moves to the right, the fault is called right-lateral. The fault motion of a strike-slip fault is caused by shearing forces. [Other names: transcurrent fault, lateral fault, tear fault or wrench fault]

Bertrand Leduc
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:57
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 8

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agree  ISABELLE BELPOIS: Oui pour "faille décrochante senestre" (selon l'expression consacrée + traduction moins littérale)
10 mins
  -> Je suis tout à fait d'accord Isabelle. Merci et bon week-end !

agree  florence metzger
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  -> Merci Florence !

agree  HERBET Abel: yes
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  -> Merci Abel !
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