Earthquake

Two types of plates
Two types of plates
Releases
Happens in a
Starts at a
Measured by
moving can make
commonly occur on
Are caused by
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P Waves
- Push and Pull Waves
S waves
- Shake waves
Continental
Oceanic
Seismometer
Seismic Waves
Belt
- Areas where earthquakes occur
Energy
Focus
- Where the earthquake begins below ground
Epicenter
- Directly above focus
Plate Margins
- Destructive
- Where on plate goes under another
- Constructive
- When two plates float apart
- Collision
- When two plates crush against each other
- Conservative
- When two plates slide past each otger
Richter Scale
- Measures magnitude of earthquake
Moment-Magnitude Scale
- More Reliable than Richter Scale
Magnitude
- How strong the earthquake is
Tension
Landforms
- Mountains
- Volcanoes
- Valleys
Tectonic Plates
- Are Earth's Crust
- Float on the mantle
Tremors
Convergent Plate Boundary
- This boundary is where plates
collide with each other creating
mountains.
Transform Plate Boundary
- This boundary is where plates are sliding past
one another.
Types of Plates Boundaries
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