Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Fault

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_686

A fault is a fracture in which the hanging wall and footwall blocks have been relatively displaced during rupture. Its characteristics are similar to those of a fracture, including the basic elements, categories and formation mechanisms. (See “ Fracture”).

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