Surface along which rocks move when they pass their elastic limit and break.
Vibrations produced when rocks break along a fault.
Break in rock caused by tension forces, whrer rock above the fault surface moves down relative to the rock below the fault surface.
Break in rock caused by compressive forces, where rock above the fault surface moves upward relative to the rock below the fault surface.
Break in rock caused by shear forces, where rocks move past each other without much vertical movement.
wave generated by an earthquake.
In an earthquake, the point below Earth's surface where energy is released in the form of seismic waves.
Seismic wave that moves rock particles back-and-forth in the same direction that the wave travels.
seismic wave that moves rock particles at right angles to the direction of the wave.
Seismic wave that moves rock particles up-and-down in a backward rolling motion and side-to-side in a swaying motion.
Point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's focus.
instrument used to register earthquake waves and record the time that each arrived
measure of the energy released during an earthquake
occurs when wet soil acts more like a liquid during an earthquake
Seismic sea wave that begins over an earthquake focus and can be highly destructive when it crashes on shore