Formation of mountains and plateaus  by  Joab Otieno


Block mountains are formed through a process called faulting.Forces acting on the earth cause cracks on the earth crust.This cracks are called faults.

What can you see in the images?

The cracks are called faults.

Underground forces push the land between the two faults upward.

This results to formation of Block mountainAnother name of block mountain is Horst mountain.

List examples of blockmountains in Eastern Africa.


List 5 examples of block mountains in Eastern Africa.


  • Pare
  • Danakil Alps
  • Usambara
  • Mau ranges
  • Aberdare ranges


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