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What is an Earthquake?

An earthquake is “movement of the ground caused by a sudden release of energy when the rocks along a fault move.”

Earthquakes occur when rocks that have been deformed as a result of stress suddenly shift/move along a fault.

Scientists believe earthquakes are caused by something called the

“ELASTIC REBOUND THEORY”

What do you think of when you hear the term “Elastic Rebound?”

What do you think of when you hear the term “Elastic Rebound?”

What is Elastic Rebound? 1. Stress occurs along a

fault and the rocks try to move but cant due to friction.

  • 2. Stress builds up, causing the rocks to deform (change shape)

  • 3. When STRESS finally overcomes the friction, the rock shifts/moves.

  • 4. This causes energy to be released in the form of an earthquake.

  • 5. The rock snaps back, or rebounds, to its original, undeformed shape.

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