News tagged with fault zones

What do lentils have to do with geology?

When clayey materials are compressed and sheared, they commonly develop a "scaly fabric" wherein the clay is divided by braided shear surfaces into lentil-shaped chips. Although such scaly fabrics are found at the bed of ...

dateJan 26, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Research calls for rethink of Alpine Fault

The major fault line, which runs almost the entire length of the South Island, has been assumed to be a near vertical crack. However, studies of seismic data have revealed the fault line becomes flatter at depth.

dateSep 02, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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