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English translation: fault lines

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German term or phrase:Störungskanten
English translation:fault lines
Entered by: Steffen Walter
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22:27 Nov 10, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Geology
German term or phrase: Störungskanten
keine Schaeden im Sinne des Bergbaugesetzes wie Stoerungskanten vorliegen......
ELisabeth Luhrs
Australia
Local time: 07:18
fault lines
Explanation:
This is just guesswork, Elisabeth. I found three Google pages for Störungskante and no glossaries. So my guess is based on the context given on those web pages.

Langenscheidt Technik:
Störung (geol.) – fracture, fault, disturbance
Aufschiebung – thrust fault, upthrust
Abschiebung – dip-slip fault

Entfernen sich Gesteinspakete voneinander, entstehen offene Spalten. Solche Spalten findet man auf Island z.B. im Myvatngebiet und am Nordufer des Þingvallavatn. Oft gleitet ein Gesteinspaket nach unten oder hebt sich. Bei derartigen Abschiebungen bzw. Aufschiebungen steht eine Störungskante höher als die andere. Die Allmännerschlucht im Þingvellir ist ein typisches Beispiel für eine Abschiebung.
http://www.iceland.de/index.php?id=735

The report "Building on the edge: the use and development of land on or close to fault lines" points out that few local authorities consider the vulnerability of buildings near fault lines.

The Commissioner's report notes that there is no existing technology that will prevent damage to buildings caused by fault rupture. For this reason it is unacceptable to site buildings on or close to active faults. Fault rupture is one of the most predictable and avoidable earthquake hazards.
http://www.nzsee.org.nz/PUBS/MR_bldonfault.html

Fault - A fracture or zone of fractures along which there has been displacement of the adjacent blocks relative to one another. There are three major types of faults: normal, reverse, and strike-slip.

Fault line - A commonly used term that is synonymous with the surface trace of a fault.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/qfaults/glossary.php
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 16:18
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Fault rupture seems fitting to me. You have done it again. Very comprehensive info and you have been a great help. Thanks for taking the time once again Kim.
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Stoerungskanten
fault lines


Explanation:
This is just guesswork, Elisabeth. I found three Google pages for Störungskante and no glossaries. So my guess is based on the context given on those web pages.

Langenscheidt Technik:
Störung (geol.) – fracture, fault, disturbance
Aufschiebung – thrust fault, upthrust
Abschiebung – dip-slip fault

Entfernen sich Gesteinspakete voneinander, entstehen offene Spalten. Solche Spalten findet man auf Island z.B. im Myvatngebiet und am Nordufer des Þingvallavatn. Oft gleitet ein Gesteinspaket nach unten oder hebt sich. Bei derartigen Abschiebungen bzw. Aufschiebungen steht eine Störungskante höher als die andere. Die Allmännerschlucht im Þingvellir ist ein typisches Beispiel für eine Abschiebung.
http://www.iceland.de/index.php?id=735

The report "Building on the edge: the use and development of land on or close to fault lines" points out that few local authorities consider the vulnerability of buildings near fault lines.

The Commissioner's report notes that there is no existing technology that will prevent damage to buildings caused by fault rupture. For this reason it is unacceptable to site buildings on or close to active faults. Fault rupture is one of the most predictable and avoidable earthquake hazards.
http://www.nzsee.org.nz/PUBS/MR_bldonfault.html

Fault - A fracture or zone of fractures along which there has been displacement of the adjacent blocks relative to one another. There are three major types of faults: normal, reverse, and strike-slip.

Fault line - A commonly used term that is synonymous with the surface trace of a fault.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/qfaults/glossary.php


Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 16:18
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 36
Grading comment
Fault rupture seems fitting to me. You have done it again. Very comprehensive info and you have been a great help. Thanks for taking the time once again Kim.
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Changes made by editors
Nov 12, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/139650">ELisabeth Luhrs's</a> old entry - "Stoerungskanten" » "fault lines"
Nov 12, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedStoerungskanten » Störungskanten
FieldOther » Tech/Engineering
Field (specific)Mining & Minerals / Gems » Geology


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