Science

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focus

the point beneath the earth's surface where rock that is under stress breaks triggering an earthquake

epicenter

the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake

seismic waves

vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake

faults

breaks in Earth's crust where rocks have slipped past each other

stress

A force that acts on rock to change its shape or volume.

convergent boundary

A plate boundary where two plates move toward each other.

divergent boundary

a plate boundary where two plates move away from each other

transform boundary

a plate boundary where two plates move past each other

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