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In a reverse fault, where does the hanging wall move relative to the footwall?

Nicholas Rivera

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Theresa Perry on July 11, 2018

The answer is;The hanging wall rises above the the. This type of failure occurs due to the compression of the tectonic movements that crushes the two cortices. In this way, the failure of the section of rock is shortened. This is the opposite of normal faults where the hanging wall drops below the the. This is due to the extension of tectonic movements that lengthen the faulted section.


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