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What type of fault is the Basin and Range?

What type of fault is the Basin and Range?

listric normal faulting
It is generally accepted that basin and range topography is the result of extension and thinning of the lithosphere, which is composed of crust and upper mantle. Extensional environments like the Basin and Range are characterized by listric normal faulting, or faults that level out with depth.

What fault in California is the boundary between the North American and Pacific plates?

The San Andreas Fault
The San Andreas Fault is the transform plate boundary where a thin sliver of western California, as part of the Pacific Plate, slides north-northwestward past the rest of North America.

What states are in the Basin and Range?

Basin and Range Province, arid physiographic province occupying much of the western and southwestern part of the United States. The region comprises almost all of Nevada, the western half of Utah, southeastern California, and the southern part of Arizona and extends into northwestern Mexico.

Where are the fault lines in Southern California?

The mountain ranges and intervening basins formed as a result of tectonic forces in the earth’s crust. and their associated fault systems San Jacinto Peak rises along the west side of Coachella Valley near Palm Springs. Coachella Valley is a rift valley associated with the San Andreas Fault System in southern California.

Where is the basin and range fault located?

As you can see from the map above and Figure 2 below, the Basin-and-Range province extends hundreds of miles from east to west between central Utah and eastern California and nearly one thousand miles from north to south between southern Idaho/Oregon and central Mexico.

Where are the most active faults in Nevada?

Wasatch and Sierra Nevada range-front faults GPS and seismic measurements both suggest that the most active faults in the Basin and Range region are located at its eastern and western edges, with lesser activity also concentrated along a series of mountain fronts in central Nevada.

Where are the volcanic features in Northern California?

Volcanic features dominate the landscape throughout a large portion of northeastern California. This view in Lava Beds National Monument shows a dark basalt lava flow in the foreground and of several cinder cones in the distance.