Map View and Focal Mechanism for a Strike-Slip Fault

sketch of map on left and focal mechanism on right

Detailed Description

Map View and Focal Mechanism for a Strike-Slip Fault. The map at left shows a left-lateral strike-slip fault oriented roughly N-S, and the focal mechanism at right represents the fault orientation and the sense of slip on the fault. The shaded quadrants indicate compression and the light quadrants indicate extension.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1011 x 674

Location Taken: US

Credits

Sketch by Lisa Wald, USGS.