Earthquake Glossary - deformation

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  • deformation

    Deformation is a change in the original shape of a material. When we are talking about earthquakes, deformation is due to stress and strain.


    deformation

    Photo of deformed rock. (Photo by Pamela Gore, Georgia Perimeter College)