Peralta Community College District

Physical Geography
Rita D. Haberlin, Instructor

Mountain Building Learning Module

PAK Cross Section of the Andes Mountains showing folding, faulting, and igneous activity.


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PAK Diagram of a Thrust Fault (A Low Angle Reverse Fault)
Every Place Has Its Faults
What geographic features are produced by normal faults? What is the best-known example of a strike-slip fault?  How does a thrust fault differ from a reverse fault? This site has a good summary of each kind of fault.

 

NASA, A Mosaic of Landsat Images of the Western United States.

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