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The mechanics of this type of fault line are more complex, but many result from old fissures where a plate began to split in two, but held together instead, as the geologic forces weren't quite enough.
Appeasing all the different desires is an especially hard task as Brexit’s fault lines cut across traditional party lines, forcing parties and politicians to hold multiple, incompatible positions simultaneously.
Roy Moore’s campaign was the clearest demonstration yet of the Bannon/McConnell fault line within the Republican Party.
The shaking is waves of energy radiating out from the spot on the fault line where the rupture occurs Two types of energy travel outward from the epicenter: primary waves, or p-waves, and secondary waves, or s-waves.
California, a highly seismically active area, has more than 300 fault lines crossing the state.
Despite the burgeoning energy partnership, the two countries have been on opposing sides of a fault line dividing the Middle East: the Syrian civil war.
Scientists believe it was triggered by the weight of 320 million tons of water that had been collected in the Zipingpu Reservoir—over a well-known fault line.
Meanwhile, a state-of-the-art alert system beams emergency messages to the capital every time major seismic activity is detected along coastal fault lines.
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