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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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Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla said LGUs, especially those near the fault line, have been preparing for the possible earthquake.
The movement of the fault line did not only result in landslides but was also changing the topography of the mountainous terrain of Lower Becerril.
With the example of Delphi, it feeds into this pattern because a temple there was built over a fault line - and later rebuilt after an earthquake destroyed the first one in 373 BCE.
He also proposed for no construction of public and private buildings beyond three storeys in Naval poblacion considering its proximity to the fault line.
The fault line could be labeled the secular-Muslim line, and it has always been the most influential fault line in Turkey.
The Philippine government has been hard at work at reducing the risk associated with such movements in the earth's crust and a particular focus are the safety of schools running along the fault line.
The motion on the fault, Magistrale says, redistributed stresses in the crust of the earth nearby, and that could change stress conditions on other nearby fault lines.
Sinha said, "The fault line was created in 2004 when UPA came to power.
The last fault line is terrorism and cross border intervention.
And unfortunately, here we are now, witnessing the birth of a new fault line that runs through our communities and states, threatening their stability and unity.
7 Which fault line comes close to the city of Santiago de los Caballeros?
NEWPORT - It's well known at this point that a major fault line runs the length of the West Coast: the Cascadia Subduction Zone, at the joinder of two giant tectonic plates, capable of producing devastating earthquakes of 9.