trough fault

trough fault

[′trȯft ‚fȯlt]
(geology)
One of a set of two faults bounding a graben.
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The newly identified fault, dubbed the Salton Trough Fault, shakes up assessments of the potential for damaging earthquakes in the region, according to Valerie Sahakian, a seismologist at the U.
The Salton Trough Fault may accommodate some of the strain from the larger San Andreas system to the east, which has gone about 300 years without a major temblor.
The newly mapped Salton Trough Fault runs parallel to the San Andreas Fault, and Valerie Sahakian, a researcher with the U.