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Chapter Ten Summary

by: Alexandra Grese

Chapter Ten Summary Earth Science 1100

Alexandra Grese
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Planet Earth
Cristina Millan

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Planet Earth
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Date Created: 02/09/15
Alexandra Grese Chapter Ten Summary Shaking causes by rapid release of energy 0 Energy moves outward and can be measured around the globe 0 Can result in tsunamis 0 Fault ruptures cause earthquakes I Hypocenter point within the earth where the energy is first released I Epicenter point on surface right above epicenter 0 Fault planar fracture discontinuity where displacement has occurred as a result of earth movement I During quake fault blocks move creating faults and displacement Displacement shown by markers fences roads etc I Can be active or inactive I Move in jumps stickslip behavior Overtime strain builds up again leading to repeat failure I Before and after shocks are small tremors I Seismograph instruments that record ground motion Verticle and horizontal I Seismogram records wave behavior I Body waves P and S Time delay establishes distance Data from three seismic stations pinpoints the epicenter Quake size measured in intensity and magnitude 0 Intensity Modified Mercalli Scale I IXII I Damage occurred I Subjective o Magnitude I Richter I 110 I quakes linked to tectonic boundaries transform usually most destructive I P wave Vertical waves that cause the ground to go up and down I S wave Vertical ground back and forth I L Horizontal make ground undulate laterally I R Make surface roll in wavelike motion Can cause landslides avalanches liquefaction breaking up of solid earth surface can topple buildings tsunamis displacement of sea oor and a lot of water Can we predict quakes Yes in long term no in short term 0 Past quakes help us predict future ones be smart when buying a home kids


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