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Stress
the force per unit area acting on a plane within a body
Tensional stress
stress that tends to pull something apart
Compressional stress
The stress that squeezes something
Subduction
oceanic lithosphere colliding and descending beneath the continental lithosphere
Subduction Zone
The area of a destructive plate boundary where one plate descends beneath another
Thrust fault
a reverse fault with a dip of 45 degrees or less
Tsunami
a sea wave that results from large-scale seafloor displacements