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Different types of faults

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Summary

Three types of fault movements (normal, reverse and strike-slip faults) are illustrated,  along with their locations  on a lithospheric plates boundaries map.

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Learning goals

  • To illustrate the different types of faults.

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Faults are breakages in the lithosphere that cause two initially adjacent regions of rock to spread apart. Most of these faults are found in Nature at the boundaries of lithospheric plates, but…

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