Definition of Geological fault

1. Noun. (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other. "He studied the faulting of the earth's crust"

Exact synonyms: Break, Fault, Faulting, Fracture, Shift
Category relationships: Geology
Terms within: Fault Line
Generic synonyms: Cleft, Crack, Crevice, Fissure, Scissure
Specialized synonyms: Denali Fault, San Andreas Fault
Specialized synonyms: Inclined Fault, Strike-slip Fault
Derivative terms: Break, Fracture

Lexicographical Neighbors of Geological Fault

geologic era
geologic eras
geologic joint
geologic process
geologic sediments
geologic time
geologic timescale
geologic timescales
geological dating
geological era
geological fault (current term)
geological formation
geological horizon
geological matrix
geological period
geological phenomenon
geological process
geological time

Literary usage of Geological fault

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1908)
"... lino of fracture plainly visible on the surface, and the investigators have further stated that this is the line of a previously known geological fault. ..."

2. A Wandering Student in the Far East by Lawrence John Lumley Dundas Zetland (1908)
"Nature has provided us with a geological fault; ... in one place, directly in a line with Mandalay, there is a curious fault—the line of rocks run due east ..."

3. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1897)
"The reason for this is that the bay itself has been formed by the erosion of the softer strata that compose the bed of the geological fault; ..."

4. Contributions Toward a History of Arabico-Gothic Culture by Leo Wiener (1920)
"When I wrote it, I was dimly conscious of the geological fault underlying the ... that would collapse the moment the geological fault led to an earthquake. ..."

5. Island Song Lyrics by Larry W. Jones (2003)
"... bike a geological fault It's a crying shame, my head is bike a pin-ball game And I know, it's this hot toddy's fault I know it's high treason, ..."

6. Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Hot Springs by J. F. Wilson (1906)
"... of the Valparaiso quake was apparently the same as that of the San Francisco disaster—a readjustment of the geological fault in the underlying strata. ..."

7. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1905)
"The principal fact is that the earthquake was due to very extensive motion of the strata along a well-known geological fault that runs near the coast line. ..."

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