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1

Steep cliff resulting from rock moving vertically at fault line

Scarp

2

Earths crust where rock fractures

Focus

3

Huge wave caused by sea floor earthquake

Tsunami

4

Strength of earthquake

Magnitude

5

Point in earth’s surface that is directly above the location at which the earthquake occurred

Epicentre

6

Rock subjected to pressure can bend, but when pressure is released the rock may return slowly to OG shape

Elastic rebound

7

Earthquake generated wave that travels like ripples through water

Surface wave

8

A fault line that runs north to south through cali

SAN Andreas fault

9

Instrument used to show strength of earthquake

Richter scale

10

Primary shock wave travelling away from centre of earthquake (fastest)

Compression wave

11

Secondary shock wave created by earthquake (side to side)

Shear wave

12

Less intense tremors

After shock

13

#1 cause of destruction

Fire

14

Sandy soul area susceptible to toppling buildings

Liquefaction

15

Instrument used to record earthquakes

Seismograph