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Earthquake Vocabulary (CH 6)

Teacher: Mr. Allen
The point on Earth’s surface directly above the earthquake’s focus
waves of energy, produced at the focus of an earthquake
compressional waves that move back and forth parallel to the same direction that the wave travels
also known as shear waves, cause particles to vibrate perpendicular to the direction of wave travel
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Device used to measure temperature
a fracture in rock along which rocks on one side have moved relative to rocks on the other side
A process by which water-saturated sediment temporarily loses strength and acts as a fluid
rock material that is broken down into smaller pieces or that is dissolved in water
Energy stored as a change in shape
a disturbance in a material that transfers energy without transferring matter
an instrument used to record and measure movements of the ground caused by seismic waves
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The record of the seismic waves
the location on a fault where rupture and movement begin
a long high sea wave caused by an earthquake, submarine landslide, or other disturbance.