Busy. Please wait.

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know (0)
Know (0)
remaining cards (0)
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how


earthquakes ch.2 lesson 2

earthquake a sudden and violent shaking of the ground sometimes can cause destruction
crust form into a harder outer layer
fault a crack in a rock along which slippage has occured
mantle the region of the interior of the Earth between the core
lithosphere hard rigid outer layer of the earth
lithospheric plates divided into a number of crustal plates
siesmoligists scientific study of earthquakes
p-waves a longitudinal earthquake wave that travels through the interior
s-waves a downward deflection of the QRS complex
surface waves a seismic wave that travels that travels across the surface
focus central point as attraction attention or activity
epicenter the point Earth's surface directly above an earthquakes focus
richter scale measures magnitude out of the earthquakes
moment-magnitude measures the total energy released from earthquake
mercalli scale measuring the intensity of an earthquake
seismic waves an elastic wave in earth produced by an earthquake
magnitude the great size or extent of something
seismograph an instrument that measures and records details
liquefaction a phenomenon in which the strength and stiffness
aftershock a smaller earthquake following the main shock of a large earthquake
Tusunami long high sea wave
base isolater is meant to enable a building or non structure to survive
shear core walls center of a large building
tension ties eyebar guy-wire suspension cables
cross bracing is a system utilized to reinforce building
mass damper reduces amplitude of mechanical vibrations
flexible pipe is characterized by a compsite construction
Created by: 1965079868