Exemplo de falhas transformantes.Exemplo de ridge/ crista oceânica.
Exemplo de zonas de subducção (convergência de 2 placas continentais e convergências entre crosta oceânica e crosta continental).
The fault surface is usually near vertical and the footwall moves either left or right or laterally with very little vertical motion. Strike-slip faults with left-lateral motion are also known as sinistral faults. Those with right-lateral motion are also known as dextral faults. A special class of strike-slip faults is the transform fault, which is a plate tectonics feature related to spreading centers such as mid-ocean ridges. Transform faults are often referred to as transform plate boundaries. Strike slip faults typically have near vertical fault planes, and since the displacement is parallel to the strike of the fault plane, there generally is no hanging wall or foot wall. Strike slip faults are defined by the relative motion of the block on the opposite side of the fault from the point of observation. For example, if the relative motion on the opposite side of the fault is to the left, it is called a “left-lateral strike slip fault”. If the relative motion on the opposite side of the fault is to the right, it is called a “right-lateral strike slip fault”.