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What is shearing
wgere two plates slide past eachother
What is tension
Where two plates pull apart
What is deformation
When the earth's crust changes in volume, mass, or shape
What is compression
Where 2 plates push together
Normal Fault
When the foot wall moves up and the hanging wall goes down
Reverse Fault
Where the hanging wall goes up and the foot wall goes down
What is the foot wall
the wall that looks like a foot
Hanging Wall
The wall that is hanging off a foot wall
Strike Slip Fault
A fault where two plates slide against eachother
Fold
A fualt by compression that causes the earth to bend
Syncline
the downward fold
Anticline
the upward fold
Fault-block mountain
A mountain caused by 2 normal faults
Plateau
a flat topped mountain
Epicenter
where seismic waves hit the surface
What is shearing
wgere two plates slide past eachother
What is tension
Where two plates pull apart
What is deformation
When the earth's crust changes in volume, mass, or shape
What is compression
Where 2 plates push together
Normal Fault
When the foot wall moves up and the hanging wall goes down
Reverse Fault
Where the hanging wall goes up and the foot wall goes down
What is the foot wall
the wall that looks like a foot
Hanging Wall
The wall that is hanging off a foot wall
Strike Slip Fault
A fault where two plates slide against eachother
Fold
A fualt by compression that causes the earth to bend
Syncline
the downward fold
Anticline
the upward fold
Fault-block mountain
A mountain caused by 2 normal faults
Plateau
a flat topped mountain
Epicenter
where seismic waves hit the surface