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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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Is Mt Everest the highest mountain peak we know of in earth’s history?

Earth' orogeny (Mountain building) is unique process occured for eons. The Himalayas of which Everest is one, formed just shy 50 million years ago when tetonic plates of India and Asia folded over one ...
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