fault scarp


Origin of fault scarp

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby fault scarp

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How to use fault scarp in a sentence

  • A normal fault with a hade of 15°, the original fault scarp remaining.

    The Elements of Geology | William Harmon Norton
  • A distinct fault scarp, fifteen to twenty feet high, developed, and in some cases extended right across cultivated fields.

    Geology | William J. Miller
  • The general character of the fault-scarp changes with the surface features.

  • 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.