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.
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Extensional stress that is applied to brittle rocks causes normal faults to form.
A fault isn't really formed. The earth is made up of different plates on the earths surface. When two of these plates meet up it is considered a fault. A earthquake is caused by these
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
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