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Unformatted text preview: collisions (Gujarat, India; Shaanxi Province, China; Tangshan, China)-transform faults and earthquakes-Turkey 1999, Dead Sea Fault Zone, San Andreas Fault Zone, Alpine Fault Zone-earthquake-disturbance in Earth that propagates seismic waves, occur where stress builds up and catastrophically releases large amounts of energy; occur mainly at plate boundaries but have also occurred in interiors of plates-types of faults: dip-slip, strike-slip, transform-dip/slip- vertical movement of blocks relative to each other-strike/slip-adjacent blocks translate horizontally past one another (right/dextral [pull apart at bend] or left/sinistral [come together at bend] lateral)-rupture area-part of surface of fault that actually breaks-hypocenter-where the rupture originates-epicenter-point on surface that corresponds to hypocenter-thrust fault-reverse fault-normal fault-two blocks moving away from each other/diverge...
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course GEOL 105 taught by Professor Lees during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08