fault scarp


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fault scarp

[′fȯlt ‚skärp]
(geology)
A steep cliff formed by movement along one side of a fault. Also known as cliff of displacement; fault cliff; fault escarpment; fault ledge.
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Along other segments, the fault scarp is difficult to identify because of the occurrence of a pervasive vegetation cover.
On the Willunga Fault Scarp, for example, bevelled spurs stand at almost 160 m above sea level and still carry a scatter of rounded, mainly quartzitic, cobbles and gravels (W.
To the south, the Reasi (Riasi) frontal fault (RFF) includes a fault scarp that offsets Holocene deposits.
From the geomorphological point of view, the new information about the tectonics of the HPT enables to classify its marginal scarps as structural on SW and fault scarp on NE.
Close to the Nysa Klodzka river water-gap, both the base and upper crest of the fault scarp decrease in elevation.
When the Kitsap County PUD noticed what appeared to be an earthquake fault scarp in the topographical data, the agency alerted geologists at the University of Washington and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) (1).
The fault is named for Cerro Bola, a rhyolite hill with a steep, well-defined fault scarp on the west side.
Even though you might expect lithospheric buckling on a one-plate planet that is contracting, it is still a surprise when you find that it's formed a great valley that includes the largest fault scarp and one of the largest impact basins on Mercury.
Another giant impact-generated fault scarp is visible as the inward face of the Rupes Altai, a mountain arc that rims the Nectaris basin and lies about 200 km southwest of Mare Nectaris itself.