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In a deferment (ger .: reverse fault ) is a tectonic fault , in which the layers in the hanging wall to the top to be moved. This usually happens with an angle of incidence of 60 to 90 ° relative to the horizontal. Dislocations are typical for compression areas such as those caused by deformation or compression during mountain formation . Thrust faults with a shallower angle of incidence below 45 ° are called thrust faults.

Postponement can result in a pod in the area .


  • Gerhard H. Eisbacher: Introduction to Tectonics . 1st edition. Ferdinand Enke Verlag, Stuttgart 1991, ISBN 3-432-99251-3 , pp. 57-69 .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Walter Bischoff , Heinz Bramann: The small mining dictionary . Ed .: Westfälische Berggewerkschaftskasse Bochum. 7th edition. Verlag Glückauf GmbH, Essen 1988, ISBN 3-7739-0501-7 .