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

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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....
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online