Unit 1 Module 2 Key Words

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An Isoseismal Line
Line of ‘equal shaking’ - A line on a map that joins up points of equal intensity, separating zones of different intensities
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Intensity
Measure of the surface damage caused by an earthquake
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Mercalli Scale
Measures the intensity of an earthquake and is based on the effects that are felt in the area
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Magnitude
A measure of the amount of strain energy released by an earthquake
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Stress
The force per unit area acting on or within a body
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Strain
The change in shape of a body in response to stress
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A Seismograph
A device which receives and records seismic vibrations
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A Seismometer
A device which receives seismic vibrations and converts them into a signal which can be transmitted and recorded
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A Seismogram
The paper or electronic record made by a seismograph
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Measure of the surface damage caused by an earthquake

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Intensity

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Measures the intensity of an earthquake and is based on the effects that are felt in the area

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A measure of the amount of strain energy released by an earthquake

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The force per unit area acting on or within a body

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