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science chapter 4


Stress a force that acts on rock to change its shape or volume
tension the stress force that pulls on the crust and thins rock in the middle
compression the stress force that squeezes rock until it folds or breaks
shearing stress that pushes a mass of rock in two opposite directions
normal fault forms where rock is pulled apart by tension in Earth's crust
reverse fault has the same structure as a normal fault,but the blocks move in the reverse direction
strike-slip fault the rocks on either side of the fault slip past each other sideways, with little up or down motion
plateau a large area of flat land elevated high above sea level
Created by: anabanana110501