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Epicenter test

What is an earthquake? natural rapid shaking of the lithosphere caused by the release of stored energy in rocks
What is potential energy in rocks givin off as during an earthquake? seismic waves
What is a focus? where the earthquake starts and where seismic waves are emitted from
Epicenter location on Earths surface directly above the focus
Seismograph an instrument that shows how Earth shakes from seismic waves
What does p waves stand for? Primary waves
Do p waves arrive first or second? first
P-waves cause the particles they are moving through to vibrate... in the direction that the waves are moving
What can p-waves travel through? solids, liquids, and gases
what does s wave stand for? secondary waves
do s waves go faster than p waves? No
so s waves arrive first or second? second
s waves cause the particles they are moving through to... vibrate at right angles to the direction the waves are moving
s waves can pass through... solids
Created by: Teddy12345