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when an ocenic plate slides down
ridge push
when a rock changes its shape due to stress
deformation
amount of force that is put on a given material
stress
when two tectonic plates collide
convergent boundry
the haging wall moves down relative to the footwall
normal fault
stress that occurs when two tectonic plates collide
compression
when a vertical stress acts on a rock
monocline
when two tectonic plates move away from one another
divergent boundry
stress that occurs when two tectonic plates pull apart from each other
tension
sometimes has a subduction zone
convergent boundry
when an oceanic plate sinks and pulls the rest of the tectonic plate
slab pull
the surface along which rocks break and slide past each other
fault
opposing forces cause rock to break and move horizontally
strike-slip fault
the haging wall moves up relative to the footwall
reverse fault
when two tectonic plates slide past each other
transform boundry