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[hawrst] /hɔrst/

a portion of the earth’s crust, bounded on at least two sides by faults, that has risen in relation to adjacent portions.
a ridge of land that has been forced upwards between two parallel faults

A usually elongated block of rock that is bounded by parallel geologic faults along its two longest sides and has a higher elevation than the rock at its sides. Horsts form where rock is being compressed by tectonic forces.


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