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(geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface

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In addition, it created a fault line not only between AK Party and CHP supporters, but also among conservatives and religious who tended to vote for the former.
The marking of these areas are based on the comprehensive map of the "Valley Faulty System Atlas" that was released by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), Tolentino said, adding the movement of the fault lines could result in a very strong earthquake.
Scientists have warned that the planned Ninh Thuan power plant could be exposed to a risk of tsunamis from the fault line on the coast of south-central Vietnam, state newspaper Thanh Nien reported, quoting Le Dinh Tien, deputy minister of science and technology.
Ominously, Sellafield power station is located practically on top of a major fault line.
''If you tell me the state did not do enough to confirm (the validity of the Tokyo Electric survey) on the sea part, I would have to accept that criticism,'' Amari said at a news conference, when asked about calls by geomorphologic experts that the utility underestimated the size of the fault line that ran under the sea nearby the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant.
He said, other than following the National Building Code of the Philippines, they also adhere with the guidelines of Phivolcs on constructing buildings near fault lines to prepare for the earthquakes.
An image shared by NASA shows ground on either side of the fault line moving in opposite directions and causing significant displacement of the Earth.
The theme of the conference is 'Justice, Equity and Peaceful Coexistence: Ideas and Reality in a Multi-Religious Nation.' According to him, the manipulation of fault lines by elites has been the source of communal violence and insecurity in the society.
This brings to fore the fault lines of governance which brought the country to such a pass.
A NEW fault line has been identified at a landslide zone in Gower, prompting another safety message from the landowner.
Coming in the wake of general elections in the country the Eidul Azha this year underscores the need for addressing a new fault line of state and society, he said.
This comes as families in Moi Ndabi, Naivasha, are terrified after another fault line opened up in the area a week ago, cutting off roads and causing some farms to sink.
By JOHN NGIRACHU The Maai Mahiu-Narok road could be rerouted away from the floor of the Rift Valley if the fault line on it is determined to be a major problem in the future, the Transport minister has said.James Macharia told the Senate's Roads Committee that a technical team is considering the options available if the fault line near Suswa continues to grow.
According to the (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/earthquake-faults-may-have-played-key-role-in-shaping-the-culture-of-ancient-greece-study-suggests) University of Plymouth , it's not an entirely new idea that earthquakes played a role in the lives of ancient Greeks: "Scientists have previously suggested Delphi, a mountainside complex once home to a legendary oracle, gained its position in Classical Greek society largely as a result of a sacred spring and intoxicating gases which emanated from a fault line caused by an earthquake."