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Science vocab ch.2

Last 14 words of chapter 2

a type of seismic wave that compresses and expands the ground P wave
a type of seismic wave that moves the ground up and down and side to side S wave
a type of seismic wave that forms when P and S waves reach Earth's surface surface wave
a scale that rates earthquakes according to their intensity and how much damage they cause at a particular place Mercalli scale
the measurement of an earthquake's strength based on seismic waves and movement along faults magnitude
a scale that rates an earthquake's magnitude based on the size of its seismic waves Richter scale
a device that records ground movements caused by seismic waves as they move through Earth seismograph
a type of scale that rates earthquakes by estimating the total amount of energy released by an earthquake moment magnitude scale
the record of an earthquake's seismic waves produced by a seismograph seismogram
the force that opposes the motion of one surface as it moves across another surface friction
the process by which an earthquake's violent movement suddenly turns loose soil into liquid mud liquefaction
a large wave produced by an earthquake on the ocean floor tsunami
a building mounted on bearings designed to absorb the energy of an earthquake base-isolated building
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