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Vocabulary words related to Earthquakes

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4.the "secondary" wave, shear wave, moves through solids but not liquids
6.a shaking or vibration of the Earth's surface caused by movements with the crust
8.the point of actual movement along a fault, can occur deep below the Earth's surface
11.an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall
12.a crack in the Earth's crust along which movement has occured
13.a graph that shows waves of earthquake motion, created by a seismometer
14.the point on the Earth's SURFACE directly above the fault along which movement occurred
15.places where the edges of Earth's tectonic plates touch each other
1.The "primary" wave, travels fast, pressure wave, moves through solids or liquids
2.force acting perpendicular (at right angles) to the face of the fault, resulting in horizontal fault movement, assiciated with strike-slip faults
3.an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped upward relative to the footwall
5.a fault in which the two sides appear to have moved horizontally relative to each other
7.the numerical scale that measures the magnitude (power) on an earthquake
9.force acting to squeeze (compress) the Earth's crust, typically associated with normal faults
10.force acting to stretch or pull apart the crust, associated with reverse faults

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