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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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How does a reverse fault differ from a normal fault?

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The way in which the reverse fault differs from a normal fault.

Explanation

Tectonic forces are the large-scale movements in the lithospheric plates, which cause bending, warping, folding, and fracturing of the Earth’s crust at continental, regional or local scales. The tectonic forces are divided into three types, which differ in the direction of the applied forces.

The compressional forces move crustal blocks toward each other, whereas the tensional forces move crustal blocks away from each other. The shearing forces slide past the crustal rocks with respect to each other...

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