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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Mining in Unit 2 has encountered a pre-determined geological fault in the #1 North Submain of the mine, marginally earlier than core drilling and mapping predicted.
Oil engineer and geology and water expert, Mahmoud al-Jammal, said that "several faults are found in the area of Baalbeck, which may be longitudinal to the north-south or transverse towards east-west, and can be clearly observed from mountain tops while being invisible across the plains and can only be identified scientifically." "The phenomenon witnessed in the town of Ram is due to the existence of a geological fault in that region," Jammal said.
The country is located on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and geological fault lines surrounding the Pacific Basin.
Iran is crisscrossed by major geological fault lines and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years.
Stephen Garnett's brilliant picture-story in the Examiner explained that builders routed the motorway around it to avoid a geological fault.
The motorway actually had to be built around the farm because a geological fault beneath it would have been a massive task to overcome, so it was more practical for engineers to leave it, rather than blast through and destroy it.
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.
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.
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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