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- Thrust Faults
- Another type of fault is the thrust fault where ground on one side of the fault moves up and over adjacent ground.
- Thrust faults occur in the Los Angeles area because the San Andreas Fault bends to the west causing some thrust faulting instead of strike-slip faulting.
- Normal Faults
- A third type of fault is a normal fault which occurs when ground on one side moves down the dip of the fault relative to the adjacent ground
- Normal faults occur in the Salt Lake City area and in other locations where the earth’s crust is being extended.