geological fault

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n geological fault (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other "they built it right over a geological fault","he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
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Usage

In literature:

Geologically this mesa was an enormous fault, like the north rim of the Grand Canyon.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
It's like a geologic fault line.
"Cubs of the Wolf" by Raymond F. Jones
You had better read the chapter on faults in Jukes's Geology; then you will know all about it.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
Faults are of all geological ages.
"Geology" by James Geikie
A region of faulting may continue to be so through more than one geological period.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
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In news:

Participants will see how geologists discover the history of an area using geologic maps, view the hazards of an earthquake from indications of recent faulting and assess the potential for mineral resources.
The Advocate reports that Madhurendu Kumar, director of DNR's geological oil and gas division, told residents last week that gas that has collected in pockets of a fault along the Napoleonville Dome could be being released naturally.
But if Mian Liu, professor of geological sciences at the University of Missouri is correct, the next big quake will occur someplace other than the New Madrid fault system.
Academicians, graduate students, exploration and development geologists and geological engineers interested in furthering their understanding of geologic features related to both local- and plate- tectonic -scale strike-slip fault systems.
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