offset stream

offset stream

[′ȯf‚set ′strēm]
(geology)
A stream displaced laterally or vertically by faulting.
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Paleoseismic evidence of prehistoric earthquakes includes offsets in geologic formations found in exhumed fault zones, evidence of rapid uplift or subsidence near coastal areas, laterally offset stream valleys, and liquefaction artifacts such as sand boils.