What Is a Fault Line?

Answer

A fault line is a break in the surface of the Earth where one side of the break is pushed up against the other. Fault lines are caused by Earthquakes.
Q&A Related to "What Is a Fault Line"
Earthquake/volcanic activity occur almost exactly the. fault line. where plates about.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_fault_line
The New Madrid seismic zone is so named because the town of New Madrid, Missouri
http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-fault-l...
( ′līn tə ′grau̇nd ′fölt ) (electricity) A defect in a power or communications line in which faulty insulation allows the conductor to make contact
http://www.answers.com/topic/line-to-ground-fault
A fault zone is an area where there is a large concentration of closely placed fractures in the earth, called faults. Faults are breaks in rock where the earth's crust has been disturbed
http://www.ehow.com/facts_7210936_happens-fault-zo...
3 Additional Answers
Ask.com Answer for: what is a fault line
fault line
NOUN [GEOLOGY]
1.
the intersection of a fault with the surface of the earth or other plane of reference.
Source: Dictionary.com
A fault line is a particular area in which an earthquake is likely to occur or has occurred, due to the composition of the land. A fault line may go off only periodically, but is a dangerous place to be around!
A fault line is a place in the Earth where the continental plates grind together. When they shift in a major sort of way, we get earthquakes. Magma sometimes forces its way up at those points as well.
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com