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the amount of energy released by an earthquake
A description of the damage caused by an earthquake
A type of seismic wave that compresses and expands the ground. A "Push/Pull" wave.
a seismic wave that causes particles of rock to move in a side-to-side direction
A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other.
A plate boundary where two plates move toward each other.
a type of rock that forms from the cooling of molten rock at or below the surface
A type of rock that forms from an existing rock that is changed by heat, pressure, or chemical reactions.
A type of rock that forms when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together
Point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's focus
focus of earthquake
The zone within Earth where rock displacement produces an earthquake.
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