Question: When can you say that fault is active and inactive?

Active faults are structure along which we expect displacement to occur. By definition, since a shallow earthquake is a process that produces displacement across a fault, all shallow earthquakes occur on active faults. Inactive faults are structures that we can identify, but which do no have earthquakes.

Can an active fault become inactive?

Our fault is inactive. Inactive faults can become active again. In our case there are no signs of that, although UP seismologists remain observant.

When can you say that a fault is active?

A fault that is likely to have another earthquake sometime in the future. Faults are commonly considered to be active if they have moved one or more times in the last 10,000 years.

What can also mean inactive?

inactive, idle, inert, passive, supine mean not engaged in work or activity.

What does inactive mean in medical terms?

Medical Definition of inactive : not active: as. a : marked by deliberate or enforced absence of activity or effort forced by illness to lead an inactive life. b of a disease : not progressing or fulminant : quiescent.

What is the difference between active and inactive?

As adjectives the difference between active and inactive is that active is having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting;—opposed to passive, that receives while inactive is not active, temporarily or permanently.

What is another word for being inactive?

Some common synonyms of inactive are idle, inert, passive, and supine. While all these words mean not engaged in work or activity, inactive applies to anyone or anything not in action or in operation or at work.

Why is it important to know the location of active faults?

It is important to divide the TITL into segments or active faults, which have individually caused an earthquake, in order to determine the magnitude of the expected earthquake.

What is inactive stage?

Not active or acting. Marked by inaction or sluggishness; destitute of activity: as, an inactive existence; the inactive stage of insect life (that is, the period of metamorphosis, generally passed in concealment). Synonyms Inert, Lazy, etc. (see idle ), passive, supine.

What is the meaning of being inactive?

inactive, idle, inert, passive, supine mean not engaged in work or activity. inactive applies to anyone or anything not in action or in operation or at work. on inactive status as an astronaut inactive accounts idle applies to persons that are not busy or occupied or to their powers or their implements.

What does it mean when someone is inactive?

inactive, idle, inert, passive, supine mean not engaged in work or activity. inactive applies to anyone or anything not in action or in operation or at work. on inactive status as an astronaut inactive accounts idle applies to persons that are not busy or occupied or to their powers or their implements.

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