A fault block mountain occurs when rock layers are pulled from opposite directions, large blocks slide downward, creating peaks and valleys. See Link
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Asked in Geology, Mountains, The Difference Between
What is the difference between a fold mountain or a fold block mountain?
Answer A Fault-Block mountain is shaped like a block and a Folded Mountain is shaped like a folded piece of paper. Also a difference is that a fault-block mountain is along a fault and a folded Mountain was formed due to its difficulty coming to the earths suface whcih caused to plates to fold ...
What is the largest fault block mountain in the world?
The tallest fault block mountain in the world is Mt. Whitney in the Sierra Nevada. It is 14,505 feet tall, or 4,421 meters. ...
Asked in Geology, Mountains, Plate Tectonics
Which type of stress causes fault block mountains?
Tensional and compressional stress. And they accompany a parallel fault to create a block mountain. ...