Mountainous regions are characterized by rugged terrain and steep topography formed through complex structural deformation. Mountainous regions typically occur adjacent to convergent plate boundaries (e.g. subduction zones or at the collision zone between two or more continental tectonic plates) or their fossil equivalents. Mountains may also be present along the margins of major rift zones, where extension has resulted in crustal thinning and the formation of down-dropped basinal blocks bounded by normal range front faults.
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|Eburru Geothermal Area||East African Rift System - Kenya Rift||Rift Zone||Basalt||2.5 MW|
|Mt Princeton Hot Springs Geothermal Area||Rio Grande Rift||10 MW|
|Takigami Geothermal Area||Ryuku Arc||Extensional Tectonics|