Carlsberg Fault zone

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The Carlsberg Fault zone is a concealed tectonic formation that runs across Copenhagen city centre.[1] It is one of the most significant faults in the Copenhagen area[2] and can be followed for about 30 km.[3]

The Carlsberg Fault is located in a NNW-SSE striking fault system in the border zone between the Danish Basin and the Baltic Shield.[1][4] Recent earthquakes indicate that this area is tectonically active.[1]

It was described for the first time in 1925 at the Carlsberg Breweries.[3]

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