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how are faults formed? when rocks break and fracture when they are put under too much pressure
What are the 3 processes of faults? Compression, Tension and shearing
What is compression? When rocks are pushed together as pressure is exerted from both sides and rock moves upwards
What is tension? rocks are pulled apart as they are strained from both sides and the crust sinks downwards
Shearing? Rocks are moved laterally in opposite directions. and the crust tear apart
what process is a reverse fault? compression
what process is a normal fault? tension
what process is a transform fault? shearing
What is an example of a reverse fault? kilarney mallow thrust fault
What is an example of a normal fault? East African Rift valley
What is an example of a transform fault? San Andreas fault
Created by: Megan k
 

 



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