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How are faults, foci, and epicenters related? Faults that are experiencing no active creep (relatively consistent yet minor movements) may be considered â??safeâ?. Rebut or defend this statement.

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Here are the definitions:

Fault: a break in a rock mass along with movement has occurred.

Focus: the zone within the Earth where rock displacement produces an earthquake

Epicenter: the location on Earth's surface that lies directly above the focus of an earthquake

How are these related? A fault is where movement is ...

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In this solution, I discuss the relationship between foci, epicenters, faults and earthquakes. I also touch upon the dangers involved with actively moving faults versus faults experiencing no creep.