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sudden release of energy causes vibrations which we call
fractures in rock caused by compression, tension or shear forces due to plate movement! You can do it! :)
powerful waves generated by earthquakes causing the ground to move forward and backward heave up and down and shift from side to side!
is the point where the subsurface rock first breaks releasing energy! Just a few more!!!
point on the earths surface located directly above an earthquakes focus. surface waves spread out from this like ripples on a pond!!!
cause particles in rocks to move back and forth in the same direction that the wave is traveling much like the waves in a spring or slinky toy
move through the earth by causing particles in rocks to move at right angles to the direction of wave travel!! You can do it!!
moves rock particles on a backwards rolling motion. surface waves cause most of the destruction resulting from earthquakes. buildings fall apart when surface waves cause different parts of the building to move in different directions!
a person who measures seismic waves
seismic waves are measured using a instrument known as a...
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