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fault scarp

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noun Geology.
  1. scarp(def 1).
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Origin of fault scarp

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Historical Examples

  • The general character of the fault-scarp changes with the surface features.

    A Study of Recent Earthquakes

    Charles Davison

  • There can be no doubt that a fault-scarp is formed in the first place with great rapidity.

  • But the peculiarity of this pool is that it is not, like the others mentioned above, dammed back by the fault-scarp.

  • In several ways, this fault-scarp differs from that formed with the Japanese earthquake of 1891.

  • Several pools are formed along the course of the fault-scarp by the blocking of small streams.