The Result of Stress

January 20, 2011 at 8:31 pm Leave a comment

Compare folding and faulting as responses to stress: Folding is the bending of rock without breaking. Faulting is when the pressure has become so great that it breaks causing the fault.

Describe four types of faults:

Normal Fault:Hanging wall moves down relative to the footwall.

Reverse Fault:Fault in which the hanging wall moves up relative to the footwall.

Thrust Fault:A geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression

Strike-slip fault:a geological fault on which the movement is along the strike of the fault

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