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Earthquake geology terms

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Fault

A fault is a fracture along which the blocks of the Earth's crust on either side have moved relative to one another parallel to the fracture.

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Fault scarp

The brittle result of a fault that ruptures the ground surface.

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Synonyms - fault scarp Fault scarps fault scarps

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