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Vocab 1/11/17

Earth Science

Earthquake A movement or trembling of the ground that is caused by a sudden release of energy when rocks along a fault move
Elastic Rebound The sudden return of elastically deformed rock to its un-deformed shape
Focus The location within earth along a fault at which the first motion of an earthquake occurs
Epicenter The point on earths surface directly above an earthquakes starting point, or focus
Seismograph An instrument that records vibrations in the ground
Seismogram A tracing of earthquake motion that is recorded by a seismograph
Magnitude A measure of the strength of an earthquake
Intensity In earth science, the amount of damage caused by an earthquake
Tsunami A giant ocean wave that forms after a volcanic eruption, submarine earthquake, or landslide
Created by: rileybond44