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Evidence of a fault line.
The definition of a fault line is a break or fracture in the ground that occurs when the Earth's tectonic plates move or shift and are areas where earthquakes are likely to occur.
A break where the Earth's tectonic plates shifted that is a likely site of an earthquake is an example of a fault line.
- Geol. the line formed along the surface of the ground by a fault
- any division or rift, as based on philosophical, religious, or ethnic differences, that is perceived as leading inevitably to violent confrontation
(plural fault lines)
- Alternative spelling of fault line.