fault scarp

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A steep slope resulting from the movement of rock strata down the dip of a normal fault; Locke et al. (1992) Bull. Seismological Soc. America 82 describe the Teton Range fault scarps. A fault-line scarp is formed when faulting juxtaposes stronger and weaker rocks, and the latter are eroded.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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