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Unformatted text preview: 5. Relationship between deformation and earthquakes a. Earthquakes ONLY occur whenever rock deforms BRITTLELY! i. Earthquakes are the release of energy inside the Earth ii. Often result of BRITTLE deformation Stress Stress is the force/area that causes deformation Three types of stress 1. Compression a. Folds b. Faults: reverse or thrust 2. Tension/extension a. Fault: normal 3. Shear a. Fault: Strike-slip Recognizing Faults Faults don’t have to break Earth’s surface...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course GLG 201 taught by Professor Libarkin during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '07