fault trace


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fault trace

[′fȯlt ‚trās]
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Phivolcs has recommended avoiding construction within 5 meters on each side of a fault trace, or a 10-meter wide 'no-build zone.'
Near the Chaman Fault trace, these fold and faults appear to align at an angle setting up an en-echelon pattern which is a common feature of strike-slip faulting.
The projection of the fault trace on the surface of the solution given by Caldeira (2005) shows that this part of the fault is located in the sea (9 km from the coastline) and does not reach the seabed (Figs.
Based on the agreement between the fault trace location and the earthquake swarm locations, and on the left-lateral strike-slip solution for nodal planes striking ENE-WSW from the QA focal mechanisms, it is suggested that the Tobosi Fault was the source of the Tobosi swarm (Fig.
The trenches were dug perpendicular to the fault trace, with a length between 8 and 70 m, reaching 5 m of maximum depth.
The fault trace comprising a series of parallel splays is exposed over a length of approximately 7 km and is positioned along the edge of a Carboniferous basin in proximity to the Eastern Highlands Shear Zone (EHSZ) of Barr and Raeside (1989).
The challenging 45-degree angle at which the pipes cross the fault trace would result in the pipelines experiencing compression and rotation forces during fault movement.
Where discontinuities are well defined, the position of the fault trace may be highly evident on the record sections event to someone entirely inexperienced in seismic interpretation.
There are two abandoned quarries in the Upper Cretaceous limestone situated exactly at the fault trace. The lower one has been abandoned for more than 15 years and will remain closed.
The expression of the Thelichi fault is complicated by a line of Aeolian sans coincident with the fault trace. Nath (2004); Takashi et al., (1991).
"It's very surprising how clearly you can see the fault trace as it cuts up glaciers," says Peter J.
Jeffrey Perez, Phivolcs supervising science research specialist, explained that a remapping was conducted from 2011 to 2012 to fill the gaps in the fault trace.