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earthquake vocab.

vocabulary for earthquake

earthquake vibrations in the earth caused by the movement in the earths plates
crust the earths outer layer the coolest and less denser
fault a fracture in the bed rock when rocks move
mantle the layer of the earth beneth the crust
lithosphere the cool outer of the earth
lithospheric plates plates on the outer shell of the earths that are always moving
seismologists a scientest thnat studies earthquakes
P-wave Causes buildings to contract and expand
S-wave Shakes buildings from side to side
Surface wave Shakes buildings violently
Seismic wave Vibrtions that travel through earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake
Focus The point beneth the earths surface at witch thevbed rock breaks
Epicenter The point on the surface directly above the earthquake
Seismograph A divice that measures the streangth of an earthquake
Created by: marygrace6