Earth Has Its Faults
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Earth Has Its Faults Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Earth Has Its Faults Miguel Hidalgo School Mrs. Lee
  • 2. A Fault
    • A crack between two blocks of rock.
  • 3. The Movements Earthquakes Creeps When the movements happen quickly When the movements happen slowly
  • 4. How Long Can A Fault Be?
    • A few millimeters
    • Thousands of kilometers
  • 5. What Forms The Fault?
    • Stress within the earth’s crust
  • 6. Hanging Wall v.s. Foot Wall Hanging Wall Foot Wall Above the fault Below the fault
  • 7. Which one is the hanging wall?
    • Did you notice that the hanging wall is always in the direction of the dip of the fault plane ?
  • 8. The Fault Plane
    • The fault plane is the area where the movement occurs.
  • 9. Different Types Of Faults Faults Normal Faults Reverse Fault Strike-Slip Fault
  • 10. Fault Scarp
  • 11. San Andreas Fault (A Strike-Slip Fault)
  • 12. Blind Thrust Fault
  • 13. Breathtaking Landscapes Normal Faults Reverse Faults Strike-Slip Faults