What is ‘Rift Valley’ ?
2. Between two faults.
Explanation: Rift Valley is a lowland between mountain. It is linear in shape and created by geographic fault or rift.
Rift Valley can be formed in sea, plateaus and mountains. Commonly a very large lake is formed in the rift.
Lakes in Rift Valley:
- Baikal lake in Siberia – Largest and deepest lake in the world.
- Tanganyika lake – Present in Albertine rift is the second largest and deepest lake
- Superior lake in North America – – presented in Midcontinent rift – Largest fresh water lake by area in world
- Vostok lake – largest sub-glacial lake
These are the largest and deepest lakes on Earth and also formed in Rift Valley.