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  • Shearing: Shearing is a stress that pushes a rock into opposite directions. Shearing could cause a rock to break and slip apart or make it into a different shape.
  • Types of Stress: Shearing.
  • Types of Stress: Tension
  • Tension: Tension is a stress that pulls and stretches the crust so that it becomes thinner in the middle, and eventually pulls apart.
  • Compression: The stress called Compression squeezes rock until it breaks or folds. Like a compactor, the stress called compression is a lot similar like a compactor.
  • Types of Stress: Compression
  • A reverse fault has almost the exact same structure as a normal fault but the land moves in different directions. Reverse faults made a part of the Appalachian Mountains in the U.S.
  • Types of Faults: Reverse Fault
  • Strike - Slip Faults are created from shearing. In strike - slip faults, the rocks on whichever side of the fault are position slip past each other with not much up-or-down motion.
  • Types of Faults: Strike-Slip Fault
  • The normal fault is angled to where a rock is above the fault. One of the normal faults created the Sandia mountains in New Mexico.  
  • Types of Faults: Normal Faults
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