A brittle rock is likely to respond to stress by _____, whereas a ductile rock is likely to respond by _______.
Folded layers of rock can form a wavelike pattern of troughs and crests. The layers near the trough form
Folded layers of rock can form a wavelike pattern of troughs and crests. The layers near the crest form
High mountains consisting of tightly folded and overthrust sedimentary rock layers, as well as metamorphic rocks, are formed
during plate collisions ex) Himalian mountains
Tensional stress along a fauly can result in a dropped hanging-wall block relative to the footwall side, producing a
Compressional stress along a fault can result in a dropped footwall block relative to the hanging-wall side, producing a
The San Andreas system in California is an example of
all of the above- strike-slip fault, right-lateral fault, transform fault,
Peope often say that CA is going to "fall into the ocean". This idea is totally wrong because the San Andreas fault would have to be a _____ fault associated with ____ forces for this to happen.
The Basin and Range Province in the western U.S. is a result of ____ faulting produced by _____ forces.
Orogenesis refers to
a general term for the beginning of a mountain-building episode that thickens continental crust.
The motion of seismic waves is initiated in a subsurface location along the fault plane called the
The area at the surface directly above the subsurface location where seismic waves are iniated is termed the
The greatest loss of human life (250,000) this century resulted from which earthquake event?
Tangshan, China, 1976