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fault

In legal medicine, failing to meet an obligation; a legal responsibility for a failed outcome.
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They combined seismic analysis, giving them earthquake location and type of faulting, with sonar imaging, which creates high-resolution images of oceanic features.
Although strike-slip and thrust-type dominate, there are also a few earthquakes with normal-type faulting. From the fault plane solutions it is evident that the governing stress in the region runs approximately in N-S direction (Poljak et al., 2000).
He suspected surface faulting because the shock was large and shallow - two traits shared by the other ground-breaking quakes in midcontinents.