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a normal fault is a result of a type of stress known as

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AleksaBeckham

Shear stress --------------------------------------------------------------

TheNexus

This causes reverse faults, which are the reverse of normal faults, because in this case, the hanging wall slides upward relative to the footwall. Shear stress is when rock slabs slide past each other horizontally. There is no vertical movement of either the hanging wall or footwall, and we get a strike-slip fault.

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