Earth Systems 3209. Reference: Chapters 4, 15, 16, 19; Appendix A & B. Unit: 4 The Forces Within Earth. Unit 4: Topic 3.2. Faulting/Folding and Deformation. Focus on . . . defining faulting/folding and relating these to the factors that affect deformation.
Chapters 4, 15, 16, 19; Appendix A & B
Unit: 4The Forces Within Earth
Faulting/Folding and Deformation
Focus on . . .
Which results from shear forces?
(A) anticline and syncline (B) dip-slip faults
(C) horst and graben (D) strike-slip faults
Which type of stress and faulting occurs at divergent plate boundaries?
Based on the diagram, which fault is matched correctly with its corresponding stress?
Take the time and complete the following questions . . .(Solutions to follow)
With the aid of a clearly labelled diagram, describe the difference between a normal fault and a reverse fault.
Answer:A normal fault is formed when tensional forces cause movement within Earth’s crust. The hanging wall moves down with respect to the foot wall.
A reverse fault is formed when compressional forces cause movement within Earth’s crust and the hanging wallmove up in relation to the foot wall.
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