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fault is the boundary along which rocks break and move
earthquakes a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction
seismic waves waves generated by an earthquake
focus the point were the energy of an earthquake first occurs
epicenter the point on the earths surface right above the focus point
seismologist a geophysicist who studies earthquakes and the mechanical characteristics of the earth
magnitude a measure of energy released by an earthquake
liquefaction is when wet soil acts more like a liquid during an earthquake
tsunami a long high sea wave caused by an earthquake or other disturbance
Created by: webrocker8