How Is a Normal Fault Formed?


A normal fault is formed when forces in the earth's crust pull sides apart. This causes a fault line and the hanging wall will drop.
Q&A Related to "How Is a Normal Fault Formed?"
Extensional stress that is applied to brittle rocks causes normal faults to form.
Geological faults are caused by weaknesses or heterogeneities ( in crustal tectonic plates that are subjected to stress or pressure by plate movements. (Faults in the asthenosphere
A normal fault is created when an inclined fault in the hanging wall appears to have
it is the boundary between the Australian and Pacific plates in New Zeland. The Australian Plate is moving north relative the the Pacific Plate moving south. Source(s)
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