Graben



[grah-buh n] /ˈgrɑ bən/

noun
1.
a portion of the earth’s crust, bounded on at least two sides by faults, that has dropped downward in relation to adjacent portions.
/ˈɡrɑːbən/
noun
1.
an elongated trough of land produced by subsidence of the earth’s crust between two faults
graben
(grä’bən)
A usually elongated block of rock that is bounded by parallel geologic faults along its two longest sides, and has a lower elevation than the rock at its sides. Grabens form where rock is being pulled apart by tectonic forces. The East African Rift Valley is a graben.

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