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thrust fault

  • n  a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression
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  • NASA JPL Scientist Reflects On Last Big Quake In Los Angeles
    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Twenty years ago this week, in the predawn darkness of Jan. 17, 1994, at five seconds before 4:31 a.m. PST, the ground ruptured violently on a blind thrust fault (a crack in Earth's crust that does not reach the surface) about 11 miles (18 kilometers) beneath Reseda, in California's San Fernando Valley about 20 miles (31 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los ...
    Jan. 17, 2014 - redOrbit

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