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A vibrationt that travels through earth carrying the energy released duringa n earthquake
The measurement of an Earthquake's strength based on seismic waves and movement along faults
A scale that rates earthquakes according to their intensity and how much damage they cause
Moment Magnitude Scale
A scale that rates earthquakes by estimating the total energy released by an earthquake
The process by which an earthquake's violent movement suddenly turns loose soil into liquid mud
Base- Isolated Building
A building mounted on bearings designed to absorb the energy of an earthquake
Strike- Slip Fault
A type of fault where rocks on either side move past eachother sideways with little up or down motion
A type of fault where the haning wall slides upward; caused by compression in the crust
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