Flashcards in Geography- Earthquakes Deck (12):
The release of sudden and extreme energy that is caused shifting in the earth's crust.
Types of plate boundaries
Converging and transforming
Most earthquakes occur
On plate boundaries
Where two plates grind past one another
Associates with the formation of new crustal material at mid-oceanic ridges and rift valleys.
Exactly perpendicular to the focus.
Roll the ground
An instrument that records earthquakes
Measures energy waves emitted by earthquakes.
Each level is 10x stronger than the previous level.
Records the effect and damage caused by an earthquake