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Fault (geology)

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  • Fault (geology) — Part of a series on earthquakes Types Foreshock • Aftershock • Blind thrust Doublet • Interplate • …   Wikipedia

  • Fault breccia — (IPA: /ˈbrɛtʃiə, ˈbrɛʃ /, Italian: breach), or tectonic breccia is a breccia (a rock type consisting of angular clasts) that was formed by tectonic forces. Fault breccia has no cohesion, it is normally an unconsolidated rock type, unless… …   Wikipedia

  • Fault gouge — is an unconsolidated tectonite (a rock formed by tectonic forces) with a very small grain size. Fault gouge has no cohesion, it is normally an unconsolidated rock type, unless cementation took place at a later stage. Fault gouge forms in the same …   Wikipedia

  • Fault — may refer to:*Fault (geology), planar rock fractures which show evidence of relative movement *Fault (technology), an abnormal condition or defect at the component, equipment, or sub system level which may lead to a failure *An asymmetric fault… …   Wikipedia

  • Fault line (disambiguation) — Fault line (or Faultline) may refer to: *Fault (geology), a rock fracture which show evidence of movement *Faultline Records, a record label *Faultline (musician), A Moniker for the British DJ, David Kosten …   Wikipedia

  • fault — ► NOUN 1) an unattractive or unsatisfactory feature; a defect or mistake. 2) responsibility for an accident or misfortune. 3) (in tennis) a service that infringes the rules. 4) Geology an extended break in a rock formation, marked by the relative …   English terms dictionary

  • Fault-block mountain — Fault block or fault mountains are produced when normal ( near vertical ) faults fracture a section of continental crust. Vertical motion of the resulting blocks, sometimes accompanied by tilting, can then lead to high escarpments. These… …   Wikipedia

  • fault|ing — «FL tihng», noun. Geology. the formation of a fault …   Useful english dictionary

  • Geology of North America — The geology of North America, like most topics of scientific study, is undergoing progressive investigation by numerous public and private sector earth scientists, academicians, and students. In that regard, the detailed picture is subject to… …   Wikipedia

  • Geology of New Zealand — The continent of Zealandia The geology of New Zealand is noted for its volcanic activity, earthquakes and geothermal areas because of its position on the boundary of the Australian Plate and Pacific Plates. New Zealand was earlier part of the… …   Wikipedia

  • geology — /jee ol euh jee/, n., pl. geologies. 1. the science that deals with the dynamics and physical history of the earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the physical, chemical, and biological changes that the earth has undergone or is… …   Universalium

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