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fault zone

noun, Geology
1.
a network of interconnected fractures representing the surficial expression of a fault.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • The area's fault zone has been active for thousands of years and is likely to remain so.
  • Meanwhile, new houses spring up near the fault zone and old houses stand waiting to collapse.
  • The results show that the fault zone has four secondary faults that may connect to a deeper and older part of the fault system.
  • The result is a network that reflects the geographical structure of the fault zone it describes.
  • Initial observations indicate that the aftershocks originated in a complex fault zone.

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