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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Examples of fresh boulder fields are found on the slopes of a fault scarp in the Vitello Cluster and examples of possible bright features are associated with faults that occur near craters Gemma Frisius C and Mouchez L.
[59] and Calvet [60] attribute the triangular facets of the Tet fault scarp to its recent normal activity, while Petit and Mouthereau [61] suggest they are actually the morphological expression of the CMNC corroborating with the differential erosion of the hosting rocks.
Just to its south, look for a younger, 8-km crater gouged out right on the fault scarp. Topographic data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) show that the eastern rim of this crater is 500 m lower than the western rim.
Slip rate estimates from paleoseismic trenches were acquired along the San Vicente segment of ESFZ where we have the best geomorphic expression of the fault scarp. Along other segments, the fault scarp is difficult to identify because of the occurrence of a pervasive vegetation cover.
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."