Ductile fabrics and tectonic boundaries in the southern part of the Cine massif outline a large-scale monocline , the tectonic significance of which is not known.
The north-south-trending, east-facing monocline that crosses upper Weardale near the village of Cowshill is the block's only major structural feature and essentially divides it in half.
At any one point in a rift basin, one side is a major fault scarp; the opposite margin is a more gently faulted monocline .
The subhorizontal or gently northwest-dipping stratification of the nappe stack would rotate during the shearing to form the monoclinal structure.
Movement along the fault involved sharp monoclinal folding of the limestone, which shifted loose blocks within the cavern to the northeast as the entire cavern was tilted in that direction.
The conspicuous monoclinal folding of Caledonian nappes in the half-graben above the Hardangerfjord Shear Zone is the most outstanding expression associated with the shear zone.
The Triassic limestones are stacked along monoclines of c.1 km thickness gently dipping toward the north.
The result is a monoclinal rollover anticline, its tightness increasing progressively with continued fault displacement.
The rocks are deformed into kilometre-scale monoclinal folds, the axes of which plunge moderately to steeply north northwest.
This rotation caused the large-scale monoclines that characterize the footwall geometry of the Güney and Kuzey detachments.