Flashcards in Ch. 5.1 Deck (15):
The study of earthquakes.
The bending, tilting, and breaking of the Earth's crust; the change in shape of rock in response to stress.
The sudden return of elastically deformed rock to its undeformed shape.
The branch of science, which is Earth science, that is devoted to studying earthquakes.
The scientists who study earthquakes.
The giant pieces of Earth's thin, outermost layers.
It can permanently damage a rock from stress or strain, and leaves it deformed.
Waves in an earthquake that move from side to side and can't move through liquids.
Waves in an earthquake that move back and forth and are the first to arrive in an earthquake.
A motion where two tectonic plates move past each other.
A motion where two tectonic plates move away from each other.
A motion where two tectonic plates collide.
A type of wave that travels along the Earth's surface.
A type of wave that travels through the Earth's interior.