Strike-Slip

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Strike-Slip

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Strike-Slip:
A tectonic process in which the relative motion of two plates is parallel and the plates slide past each other in opposite directions. Also known as a transverse or transform faults.
Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle


Tectonic Settings

List of tectonic settings known to host modern geothermal systems:
Conceptual drawing of a strike slip fault where two tectonic plates are sliding parallel with each other but in opposite directions. http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/deform/

Regions affected by strike-slip tectonics show significant lateral displacement along major structures. These lateral structural trends create increased permeability for hydrothermal fluid migration where they intersect other major tectonic features.

Major strike-slip trends can form accommodation and displacement transfer zones where they intersect large normal fault systems, as occurs in the Walker Lane structural belt. Some rift zones, like that of the Gulf of California, also exhibit transtensional strains exemplified by strike-slip regions like that of the San Andreas fault.

Examples

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Geothermal
Resource
Area
Geothermal
Region
Control
Structure
Host
Rock
Age
Host
Rock
Lithology
Mean
Capacity
Mean
Reservoir
Temp
Gumuskoy Geothermal Area Aegean-West Anatolian Extensional Region Fault Intersection Paleozic Marble 13.2 MW13,200 kW
13,200,000 W
13,200,000,000 mW
0.0132 GW
1.32e-5 TW
413.15 K140 °C
284 °F
743.67 °R
North Brawley Geothermal Area Gulf of California Rift Zone Displacement Transfer Zone
Fault Intersection
Arkosic and quartz dominated sandstones 50 MW50,000 kW
50,000,000 W
50,000,000,000 mW
0.05 GW
5.0e-5 TW
539.15 K266 °C
510.8 °F
970.47 °R