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Earthquakes and faults

Earthquakes and Faults

Definition, Cause and Anatomy

Science Department

Corpus Christi School

What is an earthquake
What is an Earthquake?

- 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

What causes an earthquake
What causes an Earthquake?

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.

What are faults
What are Faults?

- a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

Types of fault
Types of Fault

Dip Slip - Reverse

Dip Slip - Normal

Strike Slip

Oblique Slip


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