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Types of Faults

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Heather Phillips

on 18 March 2013

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Types of Faults Forces in Earth's Crust Normal Faults Strike-Slip Faults On your notes apply
what you already know about types of stress (t,c,s) and what you learned about types of faults to answer the questions Tension in Earth's crust pulls rock apart, causing normal faults. In a normal fault, the hanging wall slips down relative to the footwall. Reverse Faults Compression causes reverse faults to form. It has the same structure as a normal fault, but the blocks move in the opposite direction. In a reverse fault, the hanging wall moves up relative to the footwall. In a place where plates move past each other, shearing creates strike-slip faults. In a strike-slip fault, the rocks on either side of the fault slip past each other sideways with little up or down motion. Source: Pearson-Prentice Hall Focus on California Earth Science p. 174 When enough stress builds up in rock, the rock breaks, creating a __________. I know there are three main types of faults and what type of stress
causes them
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