fault zone

fault zone

[′fȯlt ‚zōn]
(geology)
A fault expressed as an area of numerous small fractures. Also known as distributed fault.
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The main geological feature is an extension of the prominent Goldcorp Sidace cataclastic fault zone, and represents the major gold exploration target at Golden Loon.
Scientists from NASA's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis team concluded that these earthquakes took place in an active fault zone known as Eastern California's Shear Zone.
"At any given instant, the noise coming from the lab fault zone provides quantitative information on when the fault will slip," says Paul Johnson, a fellow at Los Alamos (N.M.) National Laboratory and lead investigator on research published in Geophysical Research Letters.
Kaliwa Dam will be constructed within the zone of two active tectonic plates represented by the Philippine Fault Zone and the Valley Fault System.
DEM data of 30 meters spatial resolution is used in this study to compute regional scale geomorphometric indices and ascertain the neotectonic signal, structural geometry and recent kinematic history of the Kalabagh fault zone. The following morphometric data and related indices are used in this study:
Regarding the strike-slip mechanism, the predecessors have studied more on the fault zone and reached a consensus on the strike-slip zone of the Tanlu fault zone (Xu and Zhu, 1994; Mercier et al., 2007).
The system also features interior machine lighting with fault zone indication to draw operator attention to specific issues, as well as a stainless steel bulkhead frame and minimal horizontal surfaces for sanitation.
Three fault lines cross the city to form the Yangsan fault zone.
Among them are lessons from limestone: how to teach all sciences with limestone, karst hydrogeology of Tuckaleechee Cove and the western Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina, quaternary faulting along the Dandridge-Vonore fault zone in the eastern Tennessee seismic zone, and the evolution of the Blue Ridge basement complex in the eastern Great Smoky Mountains: evidence from zircon uranium-lead geochronology and neodymium-lead isotope geochemistry of basement gneisses.
The Leyte Island fault line is part of the 1,200-km.-long Philippine fault zone, a major tectonic feature that transects the whole Philippine archipelago from northwestern Luzon to southeastern Mindanao.
Two three-dimensional solid-fluid coupling models were built: Model I without a fault zone and Model II with a fault zone.

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