Journal of Earth System Science

, Volume 114, Issue 1, pp 105–110 | Cite as

A note on 2-D lithospheric deformation due to a blind strike-slip fault

  • Sunita Rani
  • Sarva Jit Singh


Analytical solution for the problem of a surface-breaking long strike-slip fault in an elastic layer overlying an elastic half-space is well known. The purpose of this note is to obtain the corresponding solution for a blind fault. Since the solution is valid for arbitrary values of the fault-depth and the dip angle, the effects of these two important fault parameters can be studied numerically. The variation of the parallel displacement and shear stress with the distance from the fault is studied numerically for different values of the fault-depth and dip angle.


Blind fault coseismic deformation strike-slip fault two-dimensional 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunita Rani
    • 1
  • Sarva Jit Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsGuru Jambheshwar UniversityHisarIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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