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The point beneath the earth's surface where the rock that is under stress breaks, triggering an earthquake
a) Focus
b) Shearing
c) Footwall
d) Epicenter

Vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake
a) Seismic waves
b) Intensity
c) Fault
d) Tension

The half of the fault that lies below
a) Magnitude
b) Earthquake
c) Hanging Wall
d) Footwall

Stress that pulls on the crust, stretching rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle like bubble gum
a) Seismograph
b) Tension
c) Compression
d) Seisomgram

A measurement of earthquake strength based on seismic waves
a) Deformation
b) Stress
c) Magnitude
d) Intensity

Any change in the volume or shape or earth's crust
a) Intensity
b) Deformation
c) Stress
d) Magnitude

Stress that squeezes rock until it folds or breaks like a giant stick
a) Compression
b) Stress
c) Tension
d) Shearing

A break in earth's crust
a) Hanging Wall
b) Fault
c) Earthquake
d) Epicenter

The shaking and trembling that results from movement of rock beneath earth's surface
a) Fault
b) Magnitude
c) Shearing
d) Earthquake

Stress that pushes a mass of rock in two opposite directions
a) Tension
b) Shearing
c) Deformation
d) Compression

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