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crust the layer of the earth we live on
mantle the biggest section of the earth
inner core the middle of the earth
outer core the only liquid layer of the earth
magma melted rock below earths surface
molten melting rock
compression when two tectonic plates are pushing togther
shearing when two tectonic plates are sliding across from each other
tension when two tectonic plates are going away from each other
tectonic plates plates between the upper mantle and the crust
tremor following of an earthquake
fault line the fault with the surface of the earth
land slide the downward falling or sliding of a mass of soil
liquifaction the act or process of liquefying or making liquid.
seismic wave a wave that travels
p wave a wave that travels back and forth
s wave a wave that travels side to side
surface wave a wave that travels along the crust
epicentre where an earth quake happens on land
focus/hypocentre a the main point where the earthquakes starts.
seismograph measures the size of the wave
tsunami a giant wave created by a big landslide, volcano or a oceanic earthquake.
mercalli scale measures the intensity of the earthquake.
Richter scale measures the an earthquake
moment magnitude measures the energy of the earthquake
scale measures the earthquake
Created by: rommcdonak