Lecture 7 - adjustment of position results in aftershocks....

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Lecture #7: Earthquakes and Tsunamis of the Pacific Fault- Discontinuity in the lithosphere. Synonymous with plate boundaries. When they move, earthquakes happen. Epicenter- The point on the surface of the Earth directly above the focus of an earthquake. Focus- The location where a fault slips during an earthquake (hypocenter). Transform boundary/transform fault- The shaking or trembling caused by the sudden release of energy. Usually associated with faulting or breaking of rocks. Continuing
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Unformatted text preview: adjustment of position results in aftershocks. • Seismic wave- Body waves (travel through interior). Surface waves (travel on surface of Earth). • Body wave (s & p waves)- Travel through interior (body of the Earth). P-waves (are quicker than S-waves). S-waves (move in two directions.). • Tsunami- A large wave along the sea surface triggered by an earthquake or large submarine slump....
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course GEOL 460:100 taught by Professor Lepre during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.

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