Hot Student Stories

The squeezing together of rocks by stress is called shearing. a. True b. False

Kathy Robinson

in Geography

1 answer

1 answer

Timothy Norman on October 15, 2018

False. The shearing does not refer to the degree of compression of the rocks. This phenomenon is called compression, where the strength is applied to the rocks causing it to squeeze together. This is a commonly used term in geology, a field that focuses on the study of the rocks in the environment. This event usually the results to the tectonics of the scale of deformation.

Add you answer