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science vocab #1-16

TermDefinition
Stress a force that acts on rock to change it's shape or volume
syncline a downward fold in rock formed by compression in earth's crust
anticline an upward fold in rock formed by compression of earth's crust
Folds a bed in rock that forms where part of earth's crust is compressed
Fault- block mountain a mountain forms where a normal fault uplifts a block of rock
reverse wall a type of fault where the hanging wall slides upward
footwall the block of rock that forms the lower half of a fault
hanging wall the block of wall that forms the pper most half of earth
normal fault a type of fault where the hanging wall slides downward;caused by tension
Strike-slip fault a type of fault where rocks on either side move past each other sideways with little up-or-down motion
fault a break in earth's crust where slabs of rock slip past each other
deformation a change in volume or shape of earth's crust
compression stress that squeezes rock until it folds or breaks
tension stress that stretches rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle
shearing stress that pushes a mass of rock in opposite directions
Created by: chinweywey