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Vocabulary 1-9-17

Science quiz

TermDefinition
Earthquake A movement or trebling of the ground that is caused by a sudden release if energy when rocks along a fault line move.
Elastic Rebound The sudden return of elastically deformed rock to its undeformed shape.
Focus The location within Earth along a fault at which the first motion of an earthquake occurs.
Epicenter The point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's 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: SarahVanDam16