Definitions for "Fault zone"
A fault, instead of being a single clean fracture, may be a zone hundreds or thousands of feet wide. The fault zone consists of numerous interlacing small faults or a confused zone of gouge, breccia, or mylonite.
A fracture in the Earth's crust along which movement has occurred. The movement may be in any direction and involve material on either or both sides of the fracture. A "fault zone" is an area of numerous fractures.
A fault that is expressed as a zone of numerous small fractures or of breccia or fault gouge. A fault zone may be as wide as hundreds of meters.
A region which is bounded by major faults within which subordinate faults may be found.
a region with a higher incidence or likelihood of earthquake activity)
an area where there are many interconnected faults; usually located along the boundaries between tectonic plates