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What characteristics differentiate a reverse fault from a normal fault? a. In a reverse fault, the hanging wall moves up and the footwall moves down. b. In a reverse fault, the hanging wall moves down and the footwall moves up. c. In a reverse fault, the footwall does not move while the hanging wall moves down. d. In a reverse fault, the hanging wall does not move while the footwall moves down.

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Timothy Norman on January 27, 2018

The answer is A. In a reverse fault, the hanging wall moves up and moves down. It is called a reverse fault because the movement is the reverse of a normal fault. Compression stress is what causes reverse faults. The hanging wall and the foot wall is pressed and causes the hanging wall to move upward and the foot wall moves down. This is a type of dip-slip fault, which is a fault that occurs due to the vertical movement of the faults.


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