Earthquakes

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  • Created on: 07-05-14 20:38
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  • Earthquakes
    • Occurance
      • Destructive
        • Tension builds when one plate gets stuck under other
      • Constructive
        • tension builds along cracks within plates
      • Conservative
        • Tension builds as plates grind past eachother
    • Focus
      • Point at which slippage occurs
    • Epicentre
      • Point on ground above focus
    • Seismic shockwaves
      • Vibrations
    • Measurements
      • Richter scale
        • measures amount of energy released
      • Mercalli scale
        • Measures effect of the earthquake

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