What Is Faulting?

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Faulting occurs when there is stress on the crust of the earth and layers of layers of rocks fold causing a fault or break in the rock.
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A fault is simply a fracture in the earth's crust. Movement along faults displace the rock layers on either side. The mountains in much of the Great Basin are large blocks of rock
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fault
[fawlt]
NOUN
1.
a defect or imperfection; flaw; failing: a fault in the brakes; a fault in one's character.
2.
responsibility for failure or a wrongful act: It is my fault that we have not finished.
3.
an error or mistake: a fault in addition.
4.
a misdeed or transgression: to confess one's faults.
5.
Geology, Mining. a break in the continuity of a body of rock or of a vein, with dislocation along the plane of the fracture (fault plane)
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