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fault line

n
1. (Geological Science) Also called: fault plane geology the surface of a fault fracture along which the rocks have been displaced
2. a potentially disruptive division or area of contention: Europe remains the main fault line in the Tory Party.

fault′ line`


n.
1. the intersection of a geologic fault with the surface of the earth or other plane of reference.
2. a boundary between incompatible or irreconcilable beliefs, cultures, or the like.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.fault line - (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surfacefault line - (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
faulting, geological fault, fracture, break, fault, shift - (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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Landslides triggered by the movement of a fault line cutting across three subvillages in this southern town some 105 kilometers from Cebu City have forced at least 300 residents to flee their homes to ensure their safety, local officials said.
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We are near the earthquake fault line, said Raoul Villordon, Naval MDRRMO, recently during the Kapihan at Pulong-Pulong ng Bayan, a radio program at Radyo Natin-Naval hosted by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).
According to Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the remote area where the mine is located lies near a fault line formed after the 2005 earthquake.
Scientists from the National Research Institute of India and Stansford University analysed the fault line that separates the Asian and Intercontinental plates.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Recent public remarks made by BE-lent Arync, and then by Hussein Ecelik, made the new fault line that runs through the political scene in Turkey a bit more visible for everyone.
Here is everything you need to know about the famous fault line that took out San Francisco in 1906; from GPS coordinates for hundreds of locations to road logs for visitors and fault coordinates, geological history and scientific explanations, color, full-page trip maps and sidebars of travel notes, and more.
Some earthquakes jump from one fault line to another, whereas the Nepal quake apparently occurred on the same fault line in three different stages, moving eastward.
Coloma said government officials are taking necessary steps to ensure the stability of infrastructures along the West Valley Fault, a fault line traversing six cities in Metro Manila as well as the provinces of Aurora, Cavite, Laguna and Bulacan.
81-year timebomb SITTING on a fault line of colliding tectonic plates, Nepal lives with the constant threat of earthquakes.
Mention earthquakes in California, and it's not uncommon for the discussion to involve the "Big One"--a major earthquake expected to occur along the San Andreas fault line at some unknown time.