Block Mountains In India

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Jessica Pope | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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Fault-block mountains or block mountains are mountains that form when faults or cracks form in the earth's crust.  These faults cause one section of earth to rise and others to be depressed causing block mountains. Block mountains are found in India, as well as other parts of the world including North America (Sierra Nevada Mountains) and Europe (Harz Mountains).

In India specifically the mountain ranges Satpura and Vindhya found in the central- western part of the Indian sub continent are block mountains, having formed through cracks in the earth’s crust, these ranges rose while the block of earth known as the Rift Valley depressed.



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user7992720 | eNotes Newbie

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When there is a crack on the earth's surface, the land between the cracks sinks,  resulting in blocks standing on either sides. These are Block mountains or Horses . The portion which sinks down is called a Rift Valley or Graben. 

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