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Folding

Buckling of rocks caused when rocks are under pressure from both sides.

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Anticlines

Folds that bend upwards.

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Sync lines

Folds that bend downwards.

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Fault

A break in a rock structure causing a sliding movement of the rocks along the break.

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Rift Valleys

A sunken area where two blocks of crust have dropped down between faults.

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Horst

A block of the Earths crust, with faults on either side, that has been pushed upwards by the forces below.

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Slip Fault

A geological feature where movements along a fault is sideways - that is, where the blocks of crust slip horizontally past each other