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seismic gap


A segment of an active fault zone that has not experienced a major earthquake during a time period when most other segments of the zone have. Generally regarded as having a higher potential for future earthquakes.
Source: ge-at.iastate.edu

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seismic gap


A seismic gap is a section of a fault that has produced earthquakes in the past but is now quiet. For some seismic gaps, no earthquakes have been observed historically, but it is believed that the fau [..]
Source: earthquake.usgs.gov

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seismic gap


an area along a fault where relatively few earthquakes have occurred recently but where strong earthquakes are known to have occurred in the past
Source: go.hrw.com

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