# Flashcards - TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Earthquakes

Flashcards - TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Earthquakes
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tsunami
A tsunami , also known as a seismic sea wave, is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake
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faults
In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock mass movement
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earthquake
An earthquake is the perceptible shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves
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earthquake
An earthquake is the perceptible shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves
faults
In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock mass movement
tsunami
A tsunami , also known as a seismic sea wave, is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake
magnitude
The Richter magnitude scale assigns a magnitude number to quantify the size of an earthquake
Surface waves
In physics, a surface wave is a mechanical wave that propagates along the interface between differing media, usually as a gravity wave between two fluids with different densities
transverse wave
A transverse wave is a moving wave that consists of oscillations occurring perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer

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