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FAULT CLIFF [1 record]

Record 1 2010-07-16

English

Subject field(s)
  • Tectonics
  • Geomorphology and Geomorphogeny
DEF

A steep cliff formed by movement along one side of a fault.

Key term(s)
  • displacement cliff

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tectonique
  • Géomorphologie et géomorphogénie
DEF

Forme structurale par laquelle une faille peut s'exprimer dans le relief.

CONT

Sur le terrain le rejet vertical se traduit par un «escarpement de faille» qui a tendance à reculer sous l'action de l'érosion [...]

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Tectónica
  • Geomorfología y geomorfogénesis
DEF

Relieve topográfico producido por una falla. Puede quedar anulado e incluso invertido por erosión.

CONT

Los escarpes de falla son los taludes que resultan cuando uno de los labios de la falla se ha deslizado verticalmente respecto de otro.

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