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Remember Fault-Line Scarp

Fault-Line Scarp Remembered!

Fault-Line Scarp Technical Terms

Fault-Line Scarp: (a) A steep slope or cliff formed by differential erosion along a fault line, as by the more rapid erosion of soft rock on the side of a fault as compared to that of more resistant rock on the other side; e.g. the east face of the Sierra Nevada in California. (b) (not recommended) A fault scarp that has been modified by erosion. This usage is not recommended because the scarp is usually not located on the fault line. GG

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