fracture zone


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fracture zone

[′frak·shər ‚zōn]
(geology)
An elongate zone on the deep-sea floor that is of irregular topography and often separates regions of different depths; frequently crosses and displaces the mid-oceanic ridge by faulting.
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The licence will allow exploration for polymetallic nodules at a site within the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone of the Pacific.
This fault and fracture zone is also the contact between Tertiary age strongly altered andesite and rhyolite flows which have been intruded by a dacite dike and cut by stockwork quartz veins and veinlets.
The Baikal Rift Zone, or fracture zone, is also special because it is located 3000km away from the nearest tectonic plate boundary.
Earthquake detection equipment can provide 30, 60 or 90 seconds' warning before the shaking starts, depending on distance from the fracture zone.
Region 1 (76% of wall)--initial smooth fatigue fracture zone.
The exploration area allocated to the Contractor lies within the Authority s reserved areas in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone of the Pacific Ocean and is divided into three regions in three Blocks.
The tectonic relationship between the Owen Fracture Zone and the Gulf of Aden is important for the study of their sedimentations.
Plain radiographs of her feet, which were requested for her right foot pain, showed a fracture zone in her right fibula.
The Panama Fracture Zone terminates in the south at the Galapagos rift zone and in the north at the Middle America trench, where it forms part of the Cocos-Nazca-Caribbean triple junction.
The reserves will protect an impressive array of globally unique ecosystems, including the majestic seamounts off the east coast, the mysterious deep waters of the Diamantina Fracture Zone and the waters of the Great Australian Bight.
Our approach transitions the fracture zone away from the skin to the adhesive-backing interface thus completely preventing any harm during removal," he stated.
Included are Perth Canyon, an underwater area bigger than the Grand Canyon, and the Diamantina Fracture Zone, a large underwater mountain chain.