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Forces in Earth's Crust

Tension, compression, and shearing

Heather Phillips

on 8 March 2013

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Transcript of Forces in Earth's Crust

Types of Stress Forces in Earth's Crust Tension Shearing How does stress in the crust
change the Earth's Surface? Stress that stretches rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle. Compression Compression squeezes rock until it folds or breaks. Shearing is a type of stress that pushes a mass of rock in two opposite directions. Tension, compression, and shearing work over millions of years to change the shape and volume of rock. How does stress in the crust change the Earth's surface? T
S source: Pearson-Prentice Hall Focus on Earth Science
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