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Neotectonic processes
Changes which took place during geological time after the Miocene era and are associated with the structural forces that affect the deformation, uplift, and movement occurring in the earth's crust.
This category is also used for neotectonics.
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Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley,Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database:Neotectonic features [New Window]
Although many faults are detected at the surface and in deep structures, theyare important in evaluating present seismic hazard only if they show evidenceof having recent slip. Older faults may have healed, or movement may haveoccurred under a different s

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