Earthquakes and Faults. Definition, Cause and Anatomy. Science Department Corpus Christi School. Short Review. What is an Earthquake?.
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Earthquakes and Faults
Definition, Cause and Anatomy
Corpus Christi School
- is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction
As the plates move against each other they put forces on themselves and each other. When the force is large enough, the crust is forced to break . When the break occurs, the stress is released as energy which moves through the earth in the form of waves.
- a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
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