In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across
which there ... When this happens, stress builds up in rocks and when it reaches
a level that exceeds the strain...
May 13, 2010 ... When a lot of slippage happens all at once, the result is a major ... Powerful
quakes have lasting impacts on a fault zone, creating new fractures ...
happens on a discrete area of the fault plane that ... fault,v much like what
happens .... vertical as in a strike slip fault or inclined like a subduction zone fault.
Sep 25, 2014 ... These faults are commonly found in collisions zones, where tectonic plates push
up mountain ... What Ever Happened to the Richter Scale?
Feb 26, 2015 ... This fault zone is six times larger than the San Andreas fault zone in .... happen if
a major earthquake did strike the New Madrid fault zone?
Jan 15, 2014 ... Most earthquakes arise along such fault zones. The ground first bends and then
snaps—an earthquake—to release energy along faults.
Jan 11, 2013 ... Many smaller faults branch from and join the San Andreas fault zone. Almost any
road cut in the zone shows a myriad of small fractures, fault ...
Sep 24, 2015 ... What happens during an earthquake? .... Once a fault forms, it becomes a zone of
weakness in the crust, and so long as the tectonic stresses ...
Jan 19, 2010 ... Normal faults happen in areas where the rocks are pulling apart (tensile forces)
so that the ... These clusters of faults are called fault zones.
The most earthquake-prone zones are in boundary of plate tectonics. The edge ...
Earthquakes happen at the fault lines located near or far from the plate edge.