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  • 1. Nature of Earthquakes No laughing matter
  • 2. Tension
    • Tension is the stretching of rock
    • In other words rock is being pulled apart
  • 3. Compression
    • Compression pushes rock together
    • in a more better way of understanding think of pressing two pieces of biscuits together hard
  • 4. Shearing
    • Shearing causes masses to slip
    • so think of the Earth’s crust slipping and imagine the seismic wave
    • To inform you there are two or more waves
    • p and s
  • 5. Fault
    • In a normal fault ,the hanging wall slips down
    • Click here to see video
  • 6. Reverse Fault
    • In a reverse hanging wall moves up
    • click here to see reverse fault
  • 7. Strike- slip fault
    • Rock on either side of a strike- slip fault slips pass each other
  • 8. Anticlines
    • Which arch upward
  • 9. Synclines
    • Synclines which dip downward
  • 10. Plateau
    • A plateau is s large area of flat elevated land
  • 11. Stress
    • Stress force pushes, pulls, and twists the rock in the Earth’s
  • 12. Authors
    • By Anthony Woodlief and Kentrell French