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fault scarp

noun, Geology
1.
scarp1 (def 1).
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • No structure designed for human occupancy shall be built on a fault scarp.
  • Thus, it appears that the fault may have produced a fault scarp.
  • Upper left photo shows a car straddling a one-foot-high fault scarp.
  • Sometimes you may not even know that you are looking at a fault scarp.
  • Because of this relatively high angle, movement along major normal faults often results in dramatic fault scarp surfaces.
  • Damage caused by faulting is consistent with the vertical offset of the land surface as deduced from the fault scarp.
  • The fault scarp on the upthrown block has been eroded and a stream has eroded a small canyon into this block.

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