types of faults found on the Earth.

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A fault is a break in the rock layers along which the rock moves. There are 4 basic types of faults found on the Earth. The Normal Fault: Are faults in which the hanging wall moves down relative to the footwall. This is caused by movement of the fault blocks away from each other. (tension type of stress)

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1. Explain types of fault with the aid of diagram. A fault is a break in the rock layers along which the rock moves. There are 4 basic types of faults found on the Earth.The Normal FaultAre faults in which the hanging wall moves down relative to the footwall. This is caused by movement of the fault blocks away from each other. (tension type of stress)The normal fault is not necessarily normal in the sense that it is common....because.... it is not the most common of faults. However what is normal about them is that their movement tends to follow the gravitational pull on the fault blocks involved.The Reverse FaultThe reverse fault is a where the hanging wall moves up relative to the foot wall. This kind of fault is caused by movement of the fault blocks is toward each other (compression type of stress), not away from each other like in the normal fault.Thrust Faultit usu

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