Terms in this set (16)
the surface that rocks break along
vibrations produced by the breaking of rock
the type of fault pulls apart due to tension
the type of fault which squeezes together due to compression
rocks on either side of the fault are moving past each other without much upward or downward movement
waves caused by an earthquake
the point at which energy is first released from an earthquake
waves moving back and forth in the same direction the wave is traveling
waves moving at right angles to the direction of wave travel
waves moving in a backward, rolling motion and side to side, swaying motion.
the point on Earth's surface directly above the earthquake's focus.
an instrument that measures seismic waves from earthquakes
a measure of energy released by an earthquake, calculated by the height of lines on a seismograph
a scientist who studies earthquakes and seismic waves
when wet soil acts more like liquid during an earthquake
ocean waves caused by earthquakes
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