Graben of Vlachopoulo

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This block of land of Vlachopoulo shifted relatively down versus two other blocks, called a graben.

A graben is a depressed block of land bordered by parallel faults. Graben is German for ditch.

A graben is the result of a block of land being downthrown producing a valley with a distinct scarp on each side. Grabens often occur side-by-side with horsts.

This area also belongs to a plateau area of marl.



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