What causes fractures in rock?



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    Essentially, when a rock is placed under stress, and that stress is greater than the rock’s strength, it will fracture.

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    Fractures are generally produced by the action of natural stress on the rock, which exceeds the rock’s strength; however, they can also be created as a result of natural or man made hydraulic fracturing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_fracturing).

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