collapse structure

collapse structure

[kə′laps ‚strək·chər]
(geology)
A structure resulting from rock slides under the influence of gravity. Also known as gravity-collapse structure.
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ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal on Thursday said that authority has well equipped Fire Brigade and trained "Searchers and Rescuers" ready to enter and rescue victims from any collapse structure.
When contacted Director Emergency & Disaster Management (CDA) Ahsan Malangi said, We are a well equipped fire brigade with a well-trained team of Searchers and Rescuers ready to enter and rescue victims from any collapse structure.
The anomaly is reminiscent of a volcanic collapse structure or caldera and will be evaluated in the next few months as a potential kimberlite target.
The 18 members of the county's Urban Search and Rescue Team have been conducting collapse structure training and shoring drills, in which members build structures to keep a building from falling on firefighters while they are trying to make rescues.
The purpose of these holes is to probe the Neola area where multiple geoscientific indicators suggest potential for a large, mineralized breccia pipe within the Neola collapse structure.
The purpose of these holes was to probe part of the Neola area where multiple geoscientific indicators suggest potential for a good breccia pipe within the Neola collapse structure.
Robert Theriault of the Hydrocarbons Branch, Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources, compared Altai's deep collapse structure (referred to by him as a "sag") at the top of the Trenton Formation to the Albion-Scipio oil and gas field ("Albion-Scipio") in the State of Michigan, USA.
Sinkholes are the surface expressions that identify karst topography--geographic areas underlain by limestone that are dotted with circular collapse structures, where the surface has fallen into collapsed, near-surface caves.
This exploration drilling tested two large solution collapse structures and fault intersections visible on surface that are each up to 500 metres from the Tres Marias shaft.