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Chapter 6 vocab

What is a plate Large section of earths crust that moves around on the lithosphere
fault surface in which rocks move when they pass their elastic limit and break
earthquake the vibrations produced by the breaking of rock
Normal fault rock above the surface moves downward in relation to rock below the surface
Reverse fault break in rock caused by compression forces,where rock above the fault surface moves up relative to the rock below the surface
strike slip fault rocks on either side of the fault move past each other without much upward or downward movement
wave rythmic movement that carries energy through matter and space
seismic waves waves made by eathquakes that travel through earth
focus point where energy is first realesed of an earthquake
Primary waves cause particles in Earth to move back and forth in the same direction the wave is traveling- staight
secondary waves move through Earth by causing particles in rocks to move at right angles to the direction of the wave travel- wave motion
surface waves move rock particles backward and side to side- p-waves and s-waves combined
epicenter point on Earths surface right above where the earthquake happens.
seismograph measures seismic waves
crest highest point of a wave
magnitude energy released by the earthquake
liqued faction shaking of an earthquake to make wet soil
tsunamis wave caused by earthquake under water
Created by: kwalto1545