What features form when rocks bend?
The bending and even fracturing of rock layers occur through intense pressure caused by plate tectonics. This pressure occurs as a result of convergent plate boundaries where the tectonic plates collide and push against each other in opposite directions.
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When rocks bend through tectonic stress, they can form synclines, anticlines, and monoclines. Synclines and anticlines are often found together with...
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When rocks bend through tectonic stress, they can form synclines, anticlines, and monoclines. Synclines and anticlines are often found together with anticlines forming ridges or mountains while synclines form valleys between anticline ridges. Sometimes, anticlines form without synclines, leaving a set ridge surrounded by an otherwise flat plane. Rarer than single anticlines is a single syncline where a fold bends the rock downward to form a valley without surrounding ridges. Finally, monoclines are single bends in the rock that result in two rock levels with a slope or steep cliff between them resembling a step.
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from Earth Science 101: Earth ScienceChapter 12 / Lesson 2