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What is an Earthquake?
An earthquake is the shaking and trembling that results from the movement of rock beneath earths surface.
A force that acts on rock to change its shape or volume
Three types of stress
A type of stress that pulls rock in two different directions.
A type of stress that squeezes rock until it breaks.
A type of stress stretches rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle.
ANy change in the volume or shape in Earth's crust.
Three types of faults
1. Strike slip fault
2. Reverse fault
3. Normal fault
Strike slip fault
When the hanging wall and foot wall slide pass each other
When the hanging wall slides above the foot wall
When hanging wall and foot wall slide in opposite directions with the hanging wall going down.
What is a fault?
A fault is a break in Earth's crust.
What are the plate boundry and stress along a normal fault?
Plate boundry: Divergent
What are the plate boundry and stress along a reverse fault?
Plate boundry: Convergent
What are the plate boundry and stress along a Strike Slip fault?
Plate boundry: Transform
Fault block mountains are caused by two ______ faults
Bends in rock
A fold in rock that bends upward.
A fold in rock that bends downward.
A large area of flat land elevated high above sea level.
Stress that forces sections of rock to slide past each other
Stress that forces section of rock towards each other.
Stress that pulls sections of rock apart.
Tension (what happens to the hanging wall)
Hanging wall moves down
Compression (What happens to the hanging wall)
Hanging wall moves up
No hanging or Footwall
Located above the fault
Located below the fault
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