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The vibrations in the ground that result from movement along breaks in Earth's lithosphere.
a break in the Lithosphere where plates move toward, away from, or past one another.
the place where 2 or more plates meet
vibrations that travel in and on the Earth
the location inside the earth where an earthquake begins
the location on Earth's surface directly above the focus
fastest and first seismic waves
move up and down
slowest and most destructive seismic waves
scientist that studies earthquakes
layer below the crust
outer layer of the earth
solid center of the earth
S-waves stop here
minimum number of seismograph stations needed to triangulate the epicenter of an earthquake
Modified Mercalli Scale
Ranks earthquakes based on destruction. Roman Numerals
Describes the amount of seismic energy released during an earthquake.
the earth's crust and upper mantle