tectonic movement

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Noun1.tectonic movement - movement resulting from or causing deformation of the earth's crust
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
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Railway had constituted an expert group to study possible alternative span arrangements of such tall bridges, considering the parameters like the length of span, type of span, location of the piers, constructability, serviceability, geological features, possible tectonic movement etc.
These kinds of measures are important for Oman, he said, as this is a region that has ongoing tectonic movement.
vzillion sees a tectonic movement beyond the era of big data.
Scientists have not yet been able to confirm tectonic movement on Mars.
FRONTMAN: Richie able to resist the tectonic movement that this Check Jape out tomorrow night at Dublin's Button Factory, tickets priced EUR16.
There is a tectonic movement (in the region) which will keep us occupied
This ancient rock, known as the Midlands Microcraton, is made up of harder rocks than those surrounding it and therefore acts as an obstacle to any tectonic movement towards it.
However, the council says, ''An earthquake at the M7 level will occur several times in the southern Kanto region,'' as tectonic movement is expected to release the energy accumulated in the bedrock underground.
Although a new evaluation of the evidence is desirable, little vertical tectonic movement appears to have occurred in these localities during the past 120,000 or so years.
RTX technology allows permanent monitoring of beacon sites that are subject to movement, such as plate tectonic movement or extreme weather conditions.
The reason for the earthquake is tectonic movement.
The Masafi Earthquake, which occurred in the UAE and some parts of northern Oman in 2002, is an example of intra-plate tectonic movement and is intimately related to the Arabian-Eurasian tectonic plate boundary tectonics, which has a great potential of re-activating on land faults.