geological fault

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Synonyms for geological fault

(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

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Major geological fault lines cross Turkey and small earthquakes are a near daily occurrence.
The new capacity was detected in the field's unexplored eastern part which is separated by a geological fault, officials said.
0 quake had put more stress on a nearby geological fault line.
Quakes result when the Earth's tectonic plates slip suddenly on a geological fault, or break in the crust.
Indonesia is on the so-called Pacific Rim of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and geological fault lines triggering frequent earthquakes around the Pacific Basin.
A major geological fault runs east-west along the southern part of Haiti, marking the boundary between two tectonic plates, so the region is prone to earthquakes.
The quake devastated more than 60 miles along the western coast of Sumatra island, prompting a huge international aid operation in a country that sits on a major geological fault zone and has dozens of quakes every year.
Indonesia sits on a major geological fault zone and is regularly hit by earthquakes.
The arsenic belt largely follows a geological fault that runs from central eastern Maine, through eastern New Hampshire, and northeastern and Central Massachusetts.
Which geological fault stretches around 800 miles through the state of California?
The chapters cover current research and theory in the following main subjects: how earthquake energy is measured, effects of earthquake size and tectonic setting, geological fault zone research, insights from numerical simulations, and the efficiency of the "earthquake machine.
The area, which is at the gateway to the Great Glen - Britain's biggest geological fault - is a great option for the winter tourist who does not want the hassle of flying abroad.
But, on the essentials she long ago became aware of the failings, the geological fault lines as it were, in the Labour Party and once out of Government, has characteristically not been at all shy in expressing her criticisms.
This find became known as Abel's mandible, and it was the first time in history that a pre-human fossil was discovered west of The Rift Valley, the eight-million-year-old north-south geological fault that goes from Malawi to Ethiopia, separating East Africa from the West.
Myanmar's northern states are prone to earthquakes as a geological fault runs through the northeastern part of the country, the official said.
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