What is rift valley?



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a steep-sided valley formed by the downward displacement of a block of the earth's surface between nearly parallel faults or fault systems. A rift valley is a linear shaped lowland between several highlands or mountain ranges created by the action of a geologic rift or fault. A rift valley is a linear shaped lowland between several highlands or mountain ranges created by the action of a geologic rift or fault. A rift valley is a lowland region formed by the interaction of Earth's tectonic plates. A rift valley is a lowland region that forms where Earth's tectonic plates move apart, or rift. Rift valley, any elongated trough formed by the subsidence of a segment of the Earth's crust between dip-slip, or normal, faults.



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