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# What motion causes a normal fault?

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a pulling motion causes a normal fault

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its the motion of a normal fault but reverse

In a normal fault, the block above the fault moves down relative to the block below the fault. Tensional stresses cause the block to elongate or to pull apart.

it about the boundgary of the tectonics and the crust

Tension, a pulling force that causes the plates to move apart, can create a normal fault. The rocks above a normal fault move downward as the plates below the fault move upward.

Extensional stress that is applied to brittle rocks causes normal faults to form.

In a reverse fault, compression (plates crashing together) causes the hanging wall to move up. In a normal fault, tension ( plates pulling apart) causes the footwall to push up.

In a normal fault the hanging wall moves downward. With this type of fault, the hanging wall also shifts horizontally away from the fault line.

Normal Faultin a normal fault, the hanging wall slips down relative to the footwallfootwall- the rock that lies belowhanging wall- the block of rock that lies abovenormal fault- tension in Earth's crust pulls rock apart which causes normal fault2. The Land Between Two Normal Faults Moves Upward To Form What?is a Fault - Block Mountain.

Fault-block mountain: Mountain that forms along a normal fault where stress causes huge blocks of rock to tilt up.

A normal fault occurs when the Earth's crust is extended. A reverse fault occurs when the crust is shortened and is the opposite of a normal fault.

Normal fault. The fault itself does not cause the sinking but is part or an effectof the process. The sunken block between two faults is called a "graben".

That would be called a Normal Fault. Normal Fault is when a tectonic plate appears to have moved down the fault, and the fault is said to be a normal fault.

normal fault reverse fault slip strike fault

the synonym for reverse fault is dip-slip fault. the opposite of reverse fault is normal fault. Reverse faults pull towards each other while normal faults pull away. (normal faults aren't so normal)

No. A thrust fault is a low-angle reverse fault.

An example of a normal fault is the Great Rift Valley of Africa.

A normal fault is the opposite of a reverse fault.

The three forces that causes an object to change its motion are the gravitational force, the normal force and the frictional force.

Along a normal fault, the hanging wall moves down relative to the footwall. Normal faults usually form where tectonic plate motions cause tension. Tension is stress that pulls rocks apart. Therefore, normal faults are common at mid-ocean ridges. At mid-ocean ridges, plate separation causes oceanic lithosphere to break into fault blocks.

The normal fault, the thrust fault, the transcurrent fault , and the reverse fault.

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