What is ‘Rift Valley’ ?

Rift Valley is formed

  1. between two anticlines
  2. between two faults
  3. erosion of synclinal basin
  4. due to volcanic eruption
Pushpendra Pal Dean Asked on 2nd November 2014 in Geography.
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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:

  1. Baikal lake in Siberia – Largest and deepest lake in the world.
  2. Tanganyika lake – Present in Albertine rift is the second largest and deepest lake
  3. Superior lake in North America – – presented in Midcontinent rift – Largest fresh water lake by area in world
  4. Vostok lake – largest sub-glacial lake

These are the largest and deepest lakes on Earth and also formed in Rift Valley.

Pushpendra Pal Dean Answered on 4th November 2014.
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