a movement of trembling of the ground that is caused by a sudden release of energy when rocks along a fault move
the sudden return of elastically deformed rock to its undeformed shape
the location within Earth along a fault at which the first motion of an earthquake occurs
the point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's starting point
in geology, a seismic wave that travels through the body of a meduim
travels along the surface of a body rather than through the middle
a wave that cause rock to move back-and-forth direction parallel
shear wave that causes particles of rock to move in a side-to-side direction
anarea on Earth's surface where no direct seismic waves from a particular earthquake can be detected
plates move toward each other and collide while the denser plate subducts
plates that move away from each other
two continental plates converge,diverge, or move horizontally in opposite direction
a region of numerous closely spaced faults
a measure of the strength of an earthquake
a giant ocean wave that forms after a volcanic eruption, submarine earthquake, or landslide
vibrations that travel outward in all directions from the focus through the surrounding rock
causes the ground to move with an elliptical, rolling motion
measures the ground motion of an earthquake
measurement of earthquake strength based on the size of the area of the fault that moves
expresses intensity of an earthquake in Roman numerals from I to XII
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