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the theory that the Earth's lithosphere is divided into tectonic plates that move around on top of the athenosphere
plate tectonics
the boundary or place where two tectonic plates meet when they push into one another
convergent boundary
the boundary space between two tectonic plates when they move away from one another
divergent boundary
the boundary or space between two tectonic plates when they slide past each other horizontally
transform boundary
the amount of force that is put on a given material
the kind of stress that occurs when an object is squeezed
the kind of stress that occurs when an object is stretched
when rock layers bend due to stress on the Earth's crust
rock layers break due to stress and slide or move past each other on either side of the break
when rocks are pulled apart due to tension the hanging wall moves down
normal fault
when rocks are pushed together by compression the hanging wall moves up
reverse fault
when opposing forces ( pulling and pushing) occur they cause the rock to break and move horizontally or slideleft to right
strike-slip faults