faulting


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faulting

[′fȯl·tiŋ]
(electricity)
(geology)
The fracturing and displacement processes which produce a fault.

faulting

The differential vertical displacement of slabs or members which are adjacent to a joint or crack.
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(1985) interpreted two faulting events from two unconformable colluvial units affected by a NW-SE trending and NE dipping fault located 1.5 km east of the Palomera Fault (Torrelacarcel-Aguaton road; Fig.
We've made good progress in actually modeling the faulting scenario to explain what happened in 1811-1812," says Johnston, who discussed his work in April at a meeting of the Seismological Society of America in St.
The mechanism is bookshelf faulting, which occurs when slivers of crust are separated by parallel faults like books on a shelf.
Strike-slip faulting in a foreland-thrust belt: the Kalabagh fault and western Salt Range, Pakistan.