surface along which rocks move when they pass their elastic limit and break.
is vibration produced by the breaking of rocks.
How an earthquake occurs.
when the rocks are stressed beyond their elastic limit, they can brake, move along the fault, and return to their original shapes, resulting in an earthquake.
rocks above the fault surface, moves downward in relation to rock below the fault surface.
breaking in rocks caused by compressive forces where rock above fault surface moves upward relative to the rock below the fault surface.
Strike Slip Fault
Break in rock caused by shear forces, where rocks move past each other without much vertical movement.