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faultline

(ˈfɔːltˌlaɪn)
n
1. (Geological Science) geology Also called: fault plane 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 faultline in the Tory Party.
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The protest came a day after Prime Minister Naoto Kan called a halt to operations at a nuclear plant southwest of Tokyo because it is near a tectonic faultline, fearing a disaster like that which hit the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March.
The cause lies in India drifting northwards by 5cms a year, which created the Himalayas but pushes rock eastwards beneath a Sichuan faultline.
The West believes it can work with either candidate and has expressed relief that Croatia, which sits on a vital geo-political faultline linking central Europe to the Balkans, has turned its back on the Tudjman era.
The South London/Brighton band are the latest instalment in the tradition of excitable and harassed young men rocking the sensitive/aggressive faultline.
The faultline is not so much between manufacturing and services, as between those sectors which compete internationally on price in basic goods, and sectors which compete on quality and design," said Ms Elaine Barnett, the institute's economic adviser.
Team, Hard-Fi, Kaiser Chiefs, Keane & Faultline, The Magic Numbers, Manic Street Preachers, Maximo Park, Mylo, Radiohead, Razorlight, Tinariwen and The Zutons.
The Menai Strait which separates Anglesey from the mainland is known to have a faultline running through it.
Among his topics are the historical roots of Ukraine's schism, Western expansionism: operationalizing the geopolitical and civilizational divides, Ukraine's "stateness" problem: the tectonics of a faultline state, Putin's Crimea gambit: from revolution to civil war, and whether the terror in Donbass is Putin's war or civil war.
The faultline of extremism runs through the 'Islamic republic', said Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, blaming Tehran for " exporting its revolution".
Davao City - Geologists from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) placed markers in several fault lines in Davao Oriental, which sighted Mati City and Lupon town which reportedly sitting on top of the Philippine Faultline.
A so-called "megathrust" earthquake could be possible as a hazardous faultline becomes more active, according to the (https://www.
It crosses the Highland Scotland's great outdoors by checking Faultline, which divides the lowlands from the Highlands of Scotland.