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FAULT BLOCK [1 record]

Record 1 2009-01-22

English

Subject field(s)
  • Tectonics
DEF

A crustal unit formed by block faulting.

OBS

[This unit] is bounded by faults, either completely or in part. It behaves as a unit during block faulting and tectonic activity.

OBS

fault block: term used at Natural Resources Canada - Earth Sciences Sector.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tectonique
CONT

Un bloc faillé, relativement soulevé entre deux failles bordières, est un Horst.

OBS

bloc faillé : terme en usage à Ressources naturelles Canada - Secteur des sciences de la Terre.

Spanish

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