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Unformatted text preview: the cool trocks travel sideways, causing interaction Where is the heat from? Radioactive decay atoms are stable but sometimes break apart release heat (atom bomb) some left from original formation of the planet Yellowstone huge volcanic caldera, crater left after eruption Earthquakes San Andreas Fault different sides are trying to move but not far so things bend and it snaps and they are displaced not just at the earthquake but it can be far away Earthquake Energy Travel fault slips, the rocks nearby get deformed, deform next bit of rock grab a rope and shake it p-wave speaking s-wave football game (side to side) Seismic Energy other side of planet only p waves, but zone where there aren't any s-waves, hits outer core but then gets soaked up right through the earth to the other side...
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course GEOSC 10 at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.