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seismology

the study of earthquakes

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tectonic plates

are giant pieces of the earth's thin outermost layer

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fault

a break in the earth crust

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deformation

the bending titling and breaking of the earth crust

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plastic deormation

does not lead to earthquakes

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elastic ddeformation

rock can stretch without breaking

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elastic rebound

the sudden return of elastically deformed rock to its unreformed shape

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seismologists

the scientist who study earthquakes

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seismic wave

a wave energy that travel through the earth

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body wave

seismic wave that travel through the earth interior

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surface wave

travel along the top of earth surface

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p wave

goes back and forth

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s wave

goes side to side

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primary wave

they get detected first for earthquakes

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secondary wave

they get detected second for earthquakes