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Mountain formation and stress release?

When 2 plates collide, the orogeny accumulates stress. Once there is enough stress to fracture the rocks, an earthquake happens releasing the stress that has accumulated. That is what causes faults, ...
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How do geologists examine mountains and hills inwardly?

A few things here to dissect and explain. Let's forget the basalt for a minute and imagine a mountain made of limestone. Limestone is formed at the ocean/sea floor (a basin) and is turned into a ...
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