11Normal Fault The hanging wall moves down relative to the footwall. Usually occur under tension (divergent boundary)
12Reverse Faults The hanging wall moves up relative to the footwall. Usually occur under compression (convergent boundary)
13Strike –Slip FaultWhen opposing forces cause rock to break and move horizontally.The San Andreas fault in California is an example.
14Folded MountainsThe tallest mountains in the world are made of folded mountains.Form at convergent boundariesExamples:Appalachian Mountains (North America)Alps (Europe)Ural Mountains (Russia)Himalayas (Asia)
15Fault-Block Mountains When tension causes large blocks of the Earth’s crust to drop down relative to other blocks.Example: Tetons in western Wyoming
17Volcanic Mountains Continued… Most are located at convergent boundaries where oceanic crust sinks into the asthenosphere at subduction zones.The rock is melted, forms magma, then rises to the surface and erupts to form volcanic mountains.
18Ring of FireThe majority of tectonically active volcanic mountains on the Earth have formed around tectonically active rim of the Pacific Ocean.This has been known as the “Ring of Fire”.
19Uplift and Subsidence Uplift - The rising of regions of Earth’s crust to higher elevations.Subsidence – The sinking of Earth’s crustto lower elevations.