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fault line

[′fȯlt‚līn]
(geology)
Intersection of the fault surface with the surface of the earth or any other horizontal surface of reference. Also known as fault trace.
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Recent research by academic Emre Erdoy-an, with whom you'll read an interview in our paper today, reveals how critical the distance between those fault lines has become.
Various local government units are also preparing supplement teaching aids on areas sitting on fault lines in northern suburban Bulacan and southern suburban Laguna.
SEVERAL San Andreas-type fault lines criss-cross Dublin, experts in the city have confirmed.
The experts argue in the latest research that the fault line stretches much longer than the 7 to 8 kilometers estimated by Tokyo Electric, and that the estimated actual size is almost the same as the government's recent assessment of 20 to 30 km.
The boundaries where these plates meet are known as fault lines.
Alhaji Yusuf Adebayo, National Vice-President, Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, appealed to politicians to desist from exploiting fault lines for their political interest.
It is therefore prudent to understand governance based on those assumptions and finding the fault lines of governance is imperative.
Landowner Ian Williams, who grew up in the area and owns the Oxwich Bay Hotel, said it was likely that the seaward section of the cliff would break away from the fault line at some point.
'This new fault line has two parallel streams; One, threat to the unity of people who feel that their mandate has been stolen and two, the bloated ego and arrogance of some who like to imagine that they have been genuinely empowered by the people'.
The government urged residents near the 2km-long fault line to move to safer grounds.
"If that fault line is not addressed by human intervention, it may be a case of rerouting that road away from the bottom of the valley," Mr Macharia told the senators at a meeting in Nairobi on Thursday.He said the option would be to have a road constructed on a higher gradient, far from the cracking floor.
Fault lines could also release natural springs of water, and that pure water was included in certain ancient rituals - implying that the fault line sources "may have helped position the nascent hubs of Greek cities."