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18:00 Feb 22, 2006
English to Spanish translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Geology
English term or phrase:Stress release jointing
These tight joints show little evidence of movement and thus may represent near surface exfoliation or stress release jointing caused by reduction in confining stresses as the rock mass becomes exposed by uplift and erosion.
Explanation: Junta y fractura son sinónimos. Cuando dichas fracturas se liberan de la presión por levantamiento o exposición (como dice el texto), entonces existe distensión, y se les aplica este nombre para distinguirlas de las fracturas de compresión.
Enrique Espinosa Local time: 06:06 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Spanish PRO pts in category: 128