Elastic Rebound Animation

Educators are welcome to download this QuickTime Movie Demo of this animation for offline classroom purposes.

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However, these three static images show basically the same thing as the animation. The first image shows the area before stress starts to build up. The second image shows the distortion of the area after stress has built up, just prior to the earthquake. The third image shows the area after the stress has been released during an earthquake.

Area before stress builds up:

Area after stress has built up for many years:

Area just after earthquake:


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