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Hypothesis An educated guess.
Independent Variable What I changed in the experiment.
Dependent Variable The data and the results.
Constant Something that we repeat during the experiment.
Convergent coming closer together
Divergent tending to be different or develop
Transfrom A change
S-wave A surface wave
P-wave That shakes the ground back and forth in the same direction and opposite direction
Surface wave a surface wave is a mechanical wave
focus The center of the earth
Epicenter the point on the earth's surface
mercalli Scale A scale to describe the earthquake
Ritcher Scale to assign a number
moment-magnitude scale To measure the size of earthquake
mangitude Number to quantify the size of an earthquake
Tusnami A large wave on the ocean caused by an earthquake under the sea
Liquefaction Effect caused by earthquake shaking
aftershock Shocks that follow the largest shock of an earthquake sequence
seismology Study of earthquakes and the structure of the earth
seismograph An instrument used to detect and record earthquakes
compression The stress that squeezes the earth due to earthquake
Tension Stress that pulls earth apart due to earthquake
plateau An area of relatively level high ground
shearing Is the stress parallel to given surface
Normal fault Is a fracture along with the blocks of crust on either side
Reverse fault When two blocks of rock are forced together by compression
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