fault zone

   A fault that is expressed as a zone of numerous small fractures or of breccia or fault gouge. A fault zone may be as wide as hundreds of meters.
   Compare: fault, fault-line scarp.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • fault zone — noun : an area in which there are several closely spaced faults * * * Geol. a network of interconnected fractures representing the surficial expression of a fault. [1930 35] * * * fault zone, 1. Engineering. a pocket of shattered rock encountered …   Useful english dictionary

  • fault zone — Geol. a network of interconnected fractures representing the surficial expression of a fault. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • fault zone —    A zone with numerous small parallel faults [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • fault zone — /ˈfɔlt zoʊn/ (say fawlt zohn) noun Geology an area of rock characterised by fractures which show that parts of the rock have moved relative to the neighbouring rock …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fault Zone (comics) — Superherobox| caption= comic color=background:#efefef character name=Fault Zone real name=Maria Petrova publisher=Marvel Comics debut= Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects creators=Marvel Comics alliance color=background:#efefef status=Active… …   Wikipedia

  • Hayward Fault Zone — The Hayward Fault Zone is a geologic fault zone capable of generating significantly destructive earthquakes. About 60 kilometers long, it lies mainly along the western base of the hills on the east side of San Francisco Bay. It runs through… …   Wikipedia

  • Death Valley Fault Zone — The Death Valley Fault Zone (DVFZ) is a right lateral moving (dextral) geologic fault in eastern California. It runs from a connection with the Furnace Creek Fault Zone in the Amargosa Valley southward to a junction with the Garlock Fault. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • San Jacinto Fault Zone — The San Jacinto Fault Zone is a major fault zone in Southern California. It runs for 130 miles (210 km) [ [http://www.data.scec.org/fault index/sanjacin.html San Jacinto Fault Zone ] ] through San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego and Imperial… …   Wikipedia

  • Elsinore Fault Zone — The Elsinore Fault Zone is a large geologic fault structure in Southern California.The Elsinore fault zone runs from the mountainous region between El Centro and San Diego, northwest to Chino Hills. On the southern end of the fault zone is the… …   Wikipedia

  • Macquarie Fault Zone — The Macquarie Fault Zone is a major right lateral moving transform fault along the seafloor of the south Pacific Ocean which runs from New Zealand southwestward to the Macquarie Triple Junction. It is also the tectonic plate boundary between the… …   Wikipedia

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