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How are synclines formed?

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How are synclines formed?

Earth's Surface:

Synclines are the low parts of folds in the rocky layers of the earth's surface. Synclines form with anticlines, which are the the upper crests of the folds. In a syncline, the youngest rock layers are in the center, near the axis of the fold. The curves of synclines can often be seen in the rock layers of the face of a cliff.

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Synclines are formed when tectonic plates move toward each other, compressing the crust and forcing it upward. Tectonic plates are the enormous land...

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