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Learning set 3 ece


tsunami A series of huge ocean waves often triggered by an underwater earthquake.
magnitude A measure of the strength of an earthquake or the energy released during an earthquake.
epicenter The point on the surface of Earth directly above the focus of an earthquake; often where the most damage from an earthquake occurs.
focus The point where part of the crust breaks loose and moves suddenly, causing an earthquake.
Richter Scale A numerical scale used to measure the magnitude of an earthquake.
Modified Mercali Intensity Scale A scale used to measure earthquake intensity; it takes into account amount of destruction, ground motion, and impact on humans resulting from an earthquake.
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