The Main Cause of Faulting is

  1. Tension
  2. Wind
  3. Tidal activity
  4. Gravitational force
Manish Listener Asked on 25th October 2015 in Geography.
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The main cause of Faulting is Tension. A Fault is a break between two blocks of rocks in response to stress. Fault produce three type stresses. (a) Tension, (b) Compression, (c) Shear. Most earthquakes occur at plate margins due to tension, compression or shearing forces. Tension causes rocks to stretch and also break to produce a fault. Normal fault is produced by tensional forces.

Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 29th October 2015.
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