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Ch. 2 - Review - Earthquakes

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mercalli Block of rock lying above a fault.
syncline They carry energy from an earthquake.
tension A break in the rock of the crust.
momentmagnitude This scale rates an earthquake by measuring the size of the seismic waves.
liquefaction Shaking and trembling of the Earth.
stress A fold in rock that bends downward to form a valley.
aftershock This scale measures the level of damage caused by an earthquake.
footwall When an earthquake's violent shaking turns soil into liquid mud.
epicenter Causes rock to become thinner in the middle.
richter When rock moves in two different directions causing breakage.
seismicwaves A force that acts on rock to change its shape or volume.
shearing Measures and records the vibrations produced by an earthquake.
seismograph Rock that folds upward into an arch.
fault To watch closely.
compression Squeezes rock until it folds or breaks.
focus Area beneath Earth's surface where rock under stress breaks.
earthquake An earthquake that occurs after a larger earthquake has taken place.
monitor This measures the total energy released by an earthquake.
plateau Point on the surface directly above the focus.
hangingwall Large flat area of land elevated high above sea level.
anticline Block of rock lying below a fault.

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