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Tension:

pulls on the crust and makes it thin in the middle

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Compression:

squeezes rock until it folds/breaks

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Shearing:

pushing rocks in their opposite directiions

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Normal Fault:

when tension pulls on a rock. It has a hanging (up) and footwall (down)

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Reverse Fault:

rocks pushed together, in the opposite directions

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Strike-slip Fault:

when plates move past each other by shearing

7

San Andreas is a ____

fault

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Earthquake:

shaking/trembling from rocks underneath Earth surface

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Focus:

point beneath the surface where rock moves

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epicenter:

center of an earthquake

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Seismic waves go _____

outward