Earthquakes

Earthquakes
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  • Shearing is when a force pushes two plates in opposite directions.  This a cause rocks to break and slip apart causing the land above to change shape.
  • Types of Stress: Shearing
  • Hey, I just heard on the news that an earthquake in Illinois caused compression  a type of stress.  Do you know what compression causes?
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  • Compression might fold the rock up 
  • Yes, compression is when a force squeezes a rock until it folds or breaks.
  • Types of Stress Compression
  • Tension is when a force pulls rocs apart stretching it like gum.  This is what causes valleys.
  • Types of Stress: Tension
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