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IGHS Winkels

World Geography Chapter 11

isthmus a narrow strip of land, with water on both sides, that connects two larger bodies of land
guerrilla armed forces outside the regular army, who often fight in small bands
earthquake shaking of the ground caused by sudden movements in the earth's crust
infrastructure the network of services that supports a community
avalanche a sudden fall of a mass of ice and snow
aftershocks tremors that can occur hours, days, or even months after an earthquake
seismic waves vibrations that travel through the ground
epicenter the point on the sevice directly above the focus(of the earthquake)
archipelego group of islands
coral islands islands created by the remains of colonies of tiny, soft-bodied sea animals called coral polyps
windward side of islands facing the wind that receive the most rain
leeward side of islands facing away from the wind
Created by: Winkels