Examples of Fault Block Mountains?


Fault-block Mountains are mountains which are formed when parts of the earths crust breaks off into large block mountains. The earth crust's bedrock is broken by faults which then create vertical displacements of continental crust.
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Fault-block or fault mountains are produced when near vertical faults fracture a section of continental crust which can then lead to high escarpments. The two types of block mountains
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A fault block mountain is a mountain that is formed when there is movement and a pulling apart of the Earth's crust. A great example of one of these is the Sierra Nevada Mountains that are located in California. You can find more information here: http://www.universetoday.com/guide-to-space/earth/fault-block-mountains/
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