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1 Deforming the Earths Crust Beth Roland Team 5 Mountaineers Eighth Grade Science

2 Deformation Deformation is the process by which a rock changes shape Deformation Compression- Occurs when a rock Layer is squeezed -Converging plates Create mtn ranges Tension- Occurs when forces pull or stretch rock layers -diverging plates create -mid-ocean ridges and faults

3 Folds in the Geologic Column Folding is the bending of rock layers because of stress in the Earths crust. Types of Folds Anticline- upward Arching fold Syncline- Downward Arching fold Monocline- folded in Between 2 horizontal ends

4 Faulting Faulting is the breakage of rock caused when stress is applied to them. The surface along which the layers slide past each other is called a fault. Normal Faults-when a normal fault moves the hanging wall moves downward relative to the footwall.

5 Faulting Reverse Faults- when a reverse fault moved the hanging wall moves up relative to the footwall.

6 San Andres Fault


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