Faults Images

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Through the study of faults and their effects, much can be learned about the size and recurrence intervals of earthquakes. Faults also teach us about crustal movements that have produced mountains and changed continents. Initially a section of Earth's crust may merely bend under pressure to a new position. Or slow movement known as seismic creep may continue unhindered along a fault plane. However stresses often continue to build until they exceed the strength of the rock in that section of crust. The rock then breaks, and an earthquake occurs, sometimes releasing massive amounts of energy. The ensuing earth displacement is known as a fault. This slide set describes the mechanism and types of faulting. It illustrates a variety of fault expressions in natural and manmade features.
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: Faults Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-02-01
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose To provide images of natural hazards for research and education.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: Faults Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgments
  • Heather McCullough
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  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Infrastructure
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Tectonic > Plate Tectonics
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Landslides
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Land Subsidence
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Geomorphic Landforms/Processes > Tectonic Processes
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      • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: Faults Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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