For those who don't live on a strike-slip fault (like the San Andreas):
Strike-slip faults involve motion which is parallel to the strike of the fault--frequently described as a "side-by-side" motion. Strike-slip faults are further described as "right-lateral" (dextral) or "left-lateral" (sinistral) depending if the block opposite the viewer moved to the right or left respectively.I was quite to surprised when our pastor's sermon recently included Zechariah 14:3-4:
3 Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. 4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.Zechariah is generally dated to the period circa 520 BC. I am not aware of any classical references to strike-slip faults that are this clear, this early.