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Synonyms for faulting

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

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We've made good progress in actually modeling the faulting scenario to explain what happened in 1811-1812," says Johnston, who discussed his work in April at a meeting of the Seismological Society of America in St.
Carlin, Deep West, Meikle) are generally found in sulphide mineralization related to faulting and cross faulting.
The geophysical surveys also indicate that the drilling targets are located at depths ranging between 400 and 1,100 feet and also prove that Section 12 is located in an area of intense faulting in the Carlin Trend and is structurally related to surrounding gold mines.
He suspected surface faulting because the shock was large and shallow - two traits shared by the other ground-breaking quakes in midcontinents.
He notes that faulting could seriously damage a nuclear power plant or pierce a hazardous-waste site, allowing dangerous chemicals to enter underground water systems.