Geologic uplift and folding

CrowCross

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From what I understand the strata were still somewhat plastic at the time they were bent as the continents were sliding at a rate much higher then they move now.
 

inertia

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From what I understand the strata were still somewhat plastic at the time they were bent as the continents were sliding at a rate much higher then they move now.

Both photos show tectonic folding with fractures. The fractures in the photo shown in the OP indicate stress relief within solid brittle layers instead of fluid movement in wet sand. Blocks of sandstone moved together forming a syncline.

Here is an illustration:


Folding.JPG
 

CrowCross

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Both photos show tectonic folding with fractures. The fractures in the photo shown in the OP indicate stress relief within solid brittle layers instead of fluid movement in wet sand. Blocks of sandstone moved together forming a syncline.

Here is an illustration:
Sure. your gonna have some fractures...the interesting part is the strata that isn't fractured.....that should be if the movement was slow and the rock was hardened.
 

inertia

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