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Shaking and trembling that results from the movements of rock beneath Earth's surface.
Force that acts on rock to change its shape or volume
Stress that pushes a mass of rock in two opposite directions. This is a type of transform boundary.
Stress that pulls on the crust , stretching rock so it becomes thinner in the middle. This is a type of divergent boundary.
Stress that squeezes rock until it folds or breaks. this is a type of convergent boundary
Change in volume or shape of earth's crust
Boundary: transform, Stress: shearing, rocks on either side of the fault while other rock lies below the fault.
Boundary: Divergent, Stress: Tension, the fault is at an angle. One rock lies above the fault while other rock lies below the fault.
Boundary: convergent, Stress: compression, rocks come together
Boundary: divergent, Stress: tension, normal faults uplift a block of rock.
A bend in rock that forms where part of earth's crust is compressed
A fold in rock that bends upward into an arch
A fold in rock that bends downward into a bowl shape
A large area of flat land high above sea level.
is a weak spot in the crust where molten material or magma comes to the surface
An area where magma from deep within the mantle melts through the crust like a blow torch.
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