ring fracture

GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS
or ring fault
The arcuate bounding faults upon which caldera (cauldron) subsidence takes place. Ring fractures (faults) define the structural limits of calderas. Most observed ring faults are nearly vertical or dip steeply inward (toward the center of the caldera), and this is thought to be a result of doming of the caldera structure following its initial formation (Lipman, 2000, p. 649-650).

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