Relay ramp

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Relay ramp [geometric and kinematic]: zone of kinematic linkage between overlapping, geometrically uncoupled, sub-parallel faults, where strain is relayed from one fault to the other (Larsen, 1988; Peacock and Sanderson, 1991; Rotevatn et al., 2007). If the faults bounding the relay ramp become geometrically coupled, a breached relay (Trudgill and Cartwright, 1994) is formed.(From Peacock et al., 2016, Glossary of fault and other fracture networks, J. Structural, Geology, 92, 12-29).