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shaking that results from movement of rock beneath the earth's surface
a) volcano
b) earthquake
c) shock
d) eruption

the area where rock breaks that triggers an earthquake
a) focus
b) epicenter
c) hot spot
d) fault

the area directly above the focus of an earthquake
a) hot spot
b) epicenter
c) P waves
d) S waves

waves of energy that are released during an earthquake
a) seismic
b) focus
c) still
d) water

are the slowest and largest of the seismic waves and cause most of the destruction during an earthquake
a) electromagnetic wavessis
b) S waves
c) P waves
d) surface waves

rates earthquakes according to the level of damage (12 steps/levels
a) Richter scale
b) Mercalli scale
c) seismograph
d) magnitude

how big the earthquake is
a) magnitude
b) fault
c) epicenter
d) focus

rates earthquakes based on size
a) magnitude
b) richter scale
c) mercalli scale
d) seismograph

measures seismic waves
a) Richter Scale
b) Mercalli Scale
c) Seismograph
d) magnitude

a break in the rock of the crust
a) magnitude
b) fault
c) epicenter
d) focus

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