New Hampshire Standards. The theory of plate tectonics describes the movement of the plates of the lithosphere relative to each other. This movement creates forces that push and pull on the crust. Crustal rock can absorb and store energy, but only so much. There is a point at which the stress is more than the rock can hold and the rock breaks. When the rock breaks, the stored energy is released and this energy travels through the Earth. This sudden release of energy created when rocks break is called an earthquake
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New Hampshire Standards
NH.ESS4. Earth Space Science: The growth of scientific knowledge in Earth Space Science has been advanced through the development of technology and is used (alone or in combination with other sciences) to identify, understand and solve local and global issues.
S:ESS4:8:1.1. Design Technology: Students will describe ways in which technology has increased our understanding of the world in which we live.
S:ESS4:8:3.3. Local and Global Environmental Issues: Students will explain how technologies can reduce the environmental impact of natural disasters.
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