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fault zone

noun, Geology.
a network of interconnected fractures representing the surficial expression of a fault.
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First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Even if a fault zone has recently experienced an earthquake, however, there is no guarantee that all the stress has been relieved.

    Earthquakes Kaye M. Shedlock

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