geological fault

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Noun1.geological fault - (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the othergeological 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"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
fault line - (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface
crack, scissure, cleft, crevice, fissure - a long narrow opening
inclined fault - a geological fault in which one side is above the other
strike-slip fault - a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally
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The distinctive 1,049-foot hill on the outskirts of Great Ayton which looks across Teesside and which got its shape through the combination of a geological fault and a mining collapse in 1912.
Crisscrossed by several major geological fault lines, Iran is one of the world's most quake-prone countries.
The present study was conducted on Karak Thrust, a recently active geological fault located on the northern side of Karak Trough, a part of the Tehsil Karak of District Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
They discovered that it is bound by two large scarps - probably created when one side of a geological fault moved vertically with respect to another.
Italy sits on two geological fault lines, making it one of the most seismically active Europe.
The additional features of these maps include housing and population data, railway lines, expressways and highways, rivers, waterbodies, geological fault lines etc.
It was mothballed because of questions about safety as there were claims that the power plant was built near a geological fault line.
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And he reveals the motorway had to be built around the farmhouse because a geological fault beneath it would have been a massive task to overcome.
It suggested they could be "earth lights" generated by geological fault lines, in this case the Mochras Fault linking Harlech and Barmouth, which Egryn is close to.
The island in the Firth of Clyde is on a geological fault line that has led to interesting rock formations, including Crocodile Rock, that have become tourist attractions.
Earthquakes are a frequent occurrence in Turkey, which sits on many geological fault lines.

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