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surface along which rocks move when they pass their elastic limit and break?
fault
vibrations produced when rocks break along a fault?
earthquake
break in rock caused by tension forces where rock above the fault surface moves down relative to the rock below the fault surface?
normal fault
break in rock caused by compress forces where rock above the fault surface moves upward relative to the rock below the surface?
reverse fault
break in fault caused by shear forces where rocks move past each other without much verticle movement?
strike-slip fault
What is an earthquake?
vibrations that are produced when rocks break along the fault
The Himalaya in Tibet formed when two of earth's [;ates collided. What type of fault do you expect to find in these Mountains? Why?
Strike-slip fault because they were moving past each other.
IN what direction do rocks above a normal fault surface to move?
Downward
Why is California's San Andreas sault a strike slip fault?
It is a boundary between two plates that are moving past each other