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HES Tarbuck Ch 6 Vocabulary 1-10 [Earthquakes]

First ten Vocabulary words

aftershockSmaller earthquakes that follow the main earthquake.
asthenosphereA subdivision of the mantle situated below the lithosphere. The rock within this
body waveSeismic waves that travel through Earth's interior.
crustThe very thin outermost layer of Earth.
earthquakeThe vibration of Earth produced by the rapid release of energy.
elastic reboundThe sudden release of stored strain in rocks that results in movement along a
epicenterThe location on Earth's surface that lies directly above the focus of an earthquake.
faultA break in a rock mass along which movement has occurred.
fault creepDisplacement along a fault that is so slow and gradual that little seismic activity
focusThe zone within Earth where rock displacement produces an earthquake.

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