transform fault
noun Date: 1965 a strike-slip fault that occurs typically between segments of a mid-ocean ridge or other tectonic-plate boundary and that is characterized by shallow high-magnitude earthquakes

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  • Magallanes-Fagnano Fault — The Magallanes Fagnano fault is a continental transform fault.[1]The fault marks a transform boundary between the Scotia Plate and the South American Plate, cutting across continental crust. It runs under the Strait of Magellan s western arm,… …   Wikipedia

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