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an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall
a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression
a type of fault where rocks on either side move past each other sideways with little up or down motion
are the slowest and largest of the seismic waves and cause most of the destruction during an earthquake
a scale that rates earthquakes according to their intensity and how much damage they cause at a particular place
The measurement of an Earthquake's strength based on seismic waves and movement along faults.
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
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