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2nd Weeks Words

TermDefinition
Convection The transfer of energy by the movement.
S-wave Move thought body of an object unlike surface wave.
P-wave They are the first to show on a seismograph if a E.Q comes.
Surface wave Goes across the earth surface.
Focus The middle of an earthquake
Epicenter The point on the earth surface vertically above the focus of an earthquake.
Mercalli scale Used to measure the intensity of the earthquake.
Richter scale To see the difference between other of or compare them form each other.
Moment-magnitude scale Is used to measure the size of the earthquake.
Magnitude A great size of the earthquake or something.
Tsunami Long sea size.
liqurefaction The process in which earthquake violent shacking
Aftershock A little thing that happens after a big that happen previous.
subduction the sideways and downward movement of the edge of a plate of the earth's crust into the mantel beneath another plate.
seismology Study's earthquakes and seismic waves that move thought earth
seismograph It records earthquake's
Compression Stress that squeeze rock until it folds or breaks
Tension stress that stretches a rock so that it becomes thinner
Plateau A landform that high elevation
Shearing Stree that pushes masses of a rock
normal fault A tyep of fault where that hanging wall slides downward
Reverse Fault A type of fault where the hanging wall slides upward
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