June 2015

Landforms resulting from faulting

By |2017-01-17T11:22:25+02:00June 4th, 2015|Landform Studies, Notes, O Level Geography|

The Great African Rift Valley. Image by Mamonthsafaris.

The Great African Rift Valley. Image by Mamonthsafaris. ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Landfroms resulting from faulting.

Major landforms that result from faulting include:

  1. Block Mountains
  2. Rift valleys
  3. Tilted blocks.

1. Block Mountains The formation of block-mountains (Horst). Image by WikiComons


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Faulting

By |2017-01-17T11:22:26+02:00June 4th, 2015|Landform Studies, Notes, O Level Geography|

Common types of faults.

Common types of faults. Image via Noaa.gov ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Faulting.
  • Lateral earth movements often produce very great stresses due to compressional forces (when plates move towards one another) and tensional forces (pulling apart).
  • These forces can cause fractures or breaks in the earth’s crust.
  • When breaks […]

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