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Shallow Fault Earthquake Special

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Gabrielle Wong

on 23 February 2014

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Transcript of Shallow Fault Earthquake Special

Word #3:
Surface/Continental Lithosphere
Word #5:
New Names
Bibliography
Word List:
The shallow fault earthquake can occur at any fault.
Word #4:
Fault
1. Info. from other Prezi's
2. Info. from notes
3. http://www.earthquakecountry.info/roots/basics.html
4. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/glossary/?term=stress
Word #2:
Stress
In our research, Jennifer and I realized that there are other names to call our earthquake.
1. Shallow Fault Earthquake
2. Shallow Earthquake
3. Shallow Crustal Earthquake
4. Shallow-focus Earthquake, etc.
In order for an earthquake to be classified as shallow, it must originate in Earth's surface or the continental lithosphere, or within 60 km (40 miles) of the Earth's outer surface.
As in every earthquake, eventually enough stress builds up and the rocks slip suddenly, releasing energy in waves that travel through the rock to cause the shaking that we feel during an earthquake.
1. Shallow
2. Stress
3. Types of Stress
4. Surface/Continental Lithosphere
5. Fault
6. New Names
7. Damage
8. Bibliography
Shallow Fault Earthquake Special
Vocabulary Words

Word #1:
Shallow
Word #3:
Types of Stress
Shallow fault earthquakes cause the most damage out of all of the earthquakes because of how close they are to the surface. Even the slightest shake can destroy a house.
Word #6:
Damage
There are 3 levels of earthquakes. 1. Shallow, 2. Intermediate, and 3. Deep. These earthquakes are at the shallow level. Hence "shallow" in shallow fault earthquake. For an earthquake to be considered shallow, it must originate within 60 km (40 miles) of the Earth's outer surface.
Stress is the force per unit area acting on a plane within a body. There are 3 different kinds of earthquake stress; tensional stress, compressional stress, and shear stress.
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