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What occours when the hanging wall moves down relative to a footwall

Jeffrey Rodriguez

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Kyle Mckinney on October 2, 2018

The response is a normal fault. A normal fault occurs when the hanging wall drops below the ceiling and floor, where there are extension forces in the failure of the earth's crust. These forces extend to the failure of the section of rock. This is unlike a reverse fault, which shortens the decision of the section of rock and the forces of the hanging wall to move up relative to the the. An example of a normal fault is the Great Rift Valley in Africa.

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