The Properties of Faults (continued)

Strike
Dip

You saw a hint of the importance of the dip of a fault in Activity #3, in which it was noted that the model of the Northridge earthquake rupture took into account the angle (dip) of the fault involved. The activity below should help you become familiar enough with the concepts of strike and dip to work through more complex models of fault geometry and mechanics.


Strike and Dip

How to find the strike and dip of a fault,
and why you might want to.