Strike Slip Faults Strike slip fault Shear stress Transform plate boundary San

Strike slip faults strike slip fault shear stress

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Strike-Slip Faults Strike-slip fault  Shear stress  Transform plate boundary San Andreas Fault (California)  North Anatolian Fault (Turkey)  Seafloor Fracture Zones
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The San Andreas Fault system
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1906 San Francisco earthquake (~700 deaths)
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Offset produced by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake
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Faults and Mountains
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Earthquake’s focus and epicenter Seismic wave propagation outward from the focus P-wave: Compressional waves, travel fastest through all physical states of media S-wave: Shear waves, travel slower than P-wave, but faster than surface waves, only propagates through solid materials Surface waves: Moving along the Earth’s surface, travels slowest, but causing most of the damage Earthquake’s Seismic Waves
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Seismograph or seismometer Amplitude of seismic waves: Amplitude of ground vibration First arrival of seismic waves Determine the time of earthquake Distance to epicenter from a seismograph based on the difference in arrival time between P-waves and S-waves Measuring Seismic Waves (1)
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