This Force Creates a Normal Fault?


Tensional forces are the forces responsible for the creation of Normal faults. These forces cause tension in the earth's crust causing them to break and pull apart consequently causing the Normal faults.
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Normal faults form when the hanging wall drops down. The forces that create normal
Tensional (extension) Forces pulling rocks apart. If you put on stress (compression) you get a reverse fault. Source(s) Experienced geologist.
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