Fault

Definition: A fracture in rock where there has been movement and displacement. One of the major boundaries between tectonic plates on earth.

Examples: The San Andreas Fault is the world's most famous; it splits California between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate.

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Rosenberg, Matt. "Fault." ThoughtCo, Feb. 20, 2016, thoughtco.com/fault-geography-glossary-1434722. Rosenberg, Matt. (2016, February 20). Fault. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/fault-geography-glossary-1434722 Rosenberg, Matt. "Fault." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/fault-geography-glossary-1434722 (accessed November 19, 2017).