RIFT VALLEY

Economic activities carried out in the great rift valley

ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY

The rift valley is an elongated trough bordered by a steep side called escarpments. Two theories have been forwarded to explain the formation of the great East African Rift valley. Tension force theory Tension forces pull the landmass apart leading to the formation of normal faults. The landmass is then sub-divided into three parts and …

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Problems facing people living in rift valley areas and their solutions

PROBLEMS FACED BY PEOPLE LIVING IN THE RIFT VALLEY AREAS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS

The rift valley is an elongated trough bordered by a steep side called escarpments. Two theories have been forwarded to explain the formation of the great East African Rift valley. Tension force theory: Tension forces pull the landmass apart leading to the formation of normal faults. The landmass is then sub-divided into three parts and …

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Effects of continental drift

EFFECTS OF CONTINENTAL DRIFT

Most of the relief features are related with continental drift due to the fact that forces such as tensional and compression forces affected many parts of the world. Features that have been formed as a result of continental drift include; rift valleys, basins, plateau, highland ranges, coastal plains and associated features, block mountains etc. A …

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Landforms associated with faulting process

LANDFORMS ASSOCIATED WITH FAULTING PROCESS

what is fault in geography The fault is a crack or fracture on the earth’s crust due to the displacement of rock due to earth movement. Faulting is the process that leads to the occurrence of the fault. Tension force leads to the formation which leads to the formation of normal fault while the compression …

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