Faults & Topography. What’s a Fault?. A fault is a break in the rock that makes up the Earth’s crust. The surfaces on either side of the break move past each other, becoming displaced. Types of Faults. Dip Slips Change in vertical direction (up and down). Thrust Fault. Normal Fault.
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A fault is a break in the rock that makes up the Earth’s crust.
The surfaces on either side of the break move past each other, becoming displaced.
Change in vertical direction (up and down).
Change in horizontal direction (side to side).
Stresses and strains on the earth’s upper layers create breaks (faults) in the earth’s crust. These stresses are caused by things like:
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Faults were found near Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia.
Faults possibly due to earthquake in 2004.
What kind of fault is this?
San Andreas fault in California occurred as a result of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Can you think of some ways a topographic map might be used?
Topographic Maps are used in: