Lecture 13 - Earthquakes 14/03/200808:25:00 Earthquaketerms

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Earthquakes 14/03/2008 08:25:00 Earthquake terms Focus: site of intial rupture; can be as deep as 700km Epicenter: point on surface above the focus Slip: the distance of the displacement or offset of the fault QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Elastic Rebound Theory: Stored energy of deformation o exceeds strength of material or friction on fault o energy "returns" rock to pre-deformation state o vibrations generated: seismic waves o Distance between is the slip
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QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Foreshocks: Smaller earthquakes that precede major earthquakes Aftershocks: Smaller earthquakes that follow a major earthquake o The largest aftershock tends to be about 1/10 the size of the main  shock. Seismology: Study of earthquake waves
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course ECONOMICS 101 taught by Professor June during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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Lecture 13 - Earthquakes 14/03/200808:25:00 Earthquaketerms

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