Reverse dip-slip fault

REVERSE DIP-SLIP FAULT (EN: upthrow fault, upthrust, reversed fault; DE: inverse Abschiebung, Verwerfung ins Hängende, Sprung ins Hängende; FR: faille inverse, faille chevauchante, faille de compression; ES: falle inversa; RU: взброс) is the displacement of the rock along the fault, which is associated with the rise of one block of the Earth's crust relatively to the other block. In case of the slightly inclined displacement, they categorise the rupture as the thrust fault. Usually, they adopt 45 degrees, or sometimes 60 degrees, as the smallest angle of the dip for the displacement of the dip-slip fault. In case of the value of the angle between 45 degrees and 60 degrees, there has been proposed to use the "reverse dip-slip thrust fault" term. Mostly, the reverse dip-slip faults are formed under the conditions of the tangential compression, often in association with the folding. The geometric effect of the reverse dip-slip fault is the decreasing of the Earth's surface.