What is a fault?

Agricultural Disaster Preparedness and Recovery February 17, 2010 Print Friendly and PDF
A fault is an area of weakness where two sections of the earth's crust have separated. (The earth’s crust slips along a fault.) The crust may only move a few inches to a few feet in a severe earthquake.

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