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  • Afar
  • Following the end of the Oligocene, the volcanism shifted toward the Afar depression, which was experiencing a progressive stretching, and successively moved between the southern Ethiopian plateau and the Somali plateau in correspondence with the formation of the Main Ethiopian Rift (MER). (springer.com)
  • The present-day morphology of Ethiopia is linked to the formation of the Afar depression, MER, and Ethiopian plateaus. (springer.com)
  • severe
  • The region from Point Arena, N of San Francisco, to the southern part of the state is subject to tremors and sometimes to severe earthquakes caused by tectonic stress along the San Andreas fault San Andreas fault, great fracture (see fault) of the earth's crust in California. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The two major types of mood disorder are unipolar disorder, also called major depression, and bipolar disorder, whose sufferers are termed manic-depressive (see bipolar disorder bipolar disorder, formerly manic-depressive disorder or manic-depression, severe mental disorder involving manic episodes that are usually accompanied by episodes of depression. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Other types of depression are recognized, with characteristics similar to the major mood disorders, but not as severe: they are adjustment disorder with depression, dysthymic disorder, and cyclothymic disorder. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • large
  • It is highly distinctive because of its underground drainage channels formed by seepage through soluble limestone leaving the surface dry and forming many large tectonic-karstic depressions, called poljes . (fao.org)
  • Previous
  • During Early Pleistocene, a new master normal fault system (Trappola fault system) developed further to the East, determining the widening of the previous tectonic depression, now delimited to the North and to the South by the regional Piombino-Faenza and Arbia-Val Marecchia transfer zones, respectively. (geoscienceworld.org)
  • high
  • They commonly display lateral asymmetry in backscatter, with the high backscatter domain on the depression and on the eastern side of the bedforms. (csic.es)