fault scarp

A steep slope or cliff formed directly by movement along a fault and representing the exposed surface of the fault before modification by erosion and weathering.

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  • Fault scarp — A fault scarp is the topographic expression of faulting attributed to the displacement of the land surface by movement along the fault. It can be caused by differential erosion along an old inactive geologic fault (a sort of old rupture) with… …   Wikipedia

  • fault scarp — noun : a cliff or escarpment directly resulting from an uplift along one side of a fault * * * Geol. scarp1 (def. 1). [1895 1900] * * * fault scarp, a steep slope resulting from movement along a fault …   Useful english dictionary

  • fault scarp — noun A step like feature formed by the slippage of a short section of the surface along a fault line …   Wiktionary

  • fault scarp —    An elevation formed by movement of blocks along a fault plane [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • fault scarp — Geol. scarp1 (def. 1). [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • Scarp — may mean:* Scarp, Scotland, an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland * Scarp (fortification) with a counterscarp, the inner and outer sides of a ditch * SS 9 Scarp, the NATO reporting name for the R 36 ICBM * the steeper side of an escarpment… …   Wikipedia

  • fault-line scarp —     a) A steep slope or cliff formed by differential erosion along a fault line, as by the more rapid erosion of soft rock on the side of a fault as compared to that of more resistant rock on the other side; e.g., the eastern face of the Sierra… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • fault — ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY A crack or fracture in the earth s surface. Movement along the fault can cause earthquakes or in the process of mountain building can release underlying magma and permit it to rise to the surface. USGS PHOTO… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • Fault-block mountain — Fault block or fault mountains are produced when normal ( near vertical ) faults fracture a section of continental crust. Vertical motion of the resulting blocks, sometimes accompanied by tilting, can then lead to high escarpments. These… …   Wikipedia

  • fault — noun 1 responsibility for sth wrong ADJECTIVE ▪ stupid ▪ It s his own stupid fault his car was stolen he should have kept it locked. ▪ entire ▪ It was my entire fault. I ruined everything. FAULT + VERB …   Collocations dictionary

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