ring fracture A steep-sided, outwardly dipping, fault pattern or fracture, circular or sub-circular in plan view, commonly associated with ring dykes. Ring fractures surround collapsed volcanic depressions, and are thought to form due to circular stress trajectories created by a parent pluton at depth. See CALDERA; and CAULDRON SUBSIDENCE.
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