Earthquake Notes 2013




Surface where rocks break


Shaking caused when rocks break at a fault


3 types of faults

Normal fault-happens at divergent boundary

Reverse fault-happens at convergent boundary

Strike-slip fault-happens at transform boundary

San Andreas Fault

Famous strike-slip fault in California-many earthquakes.

Seismic waves



Energy generated by an earthquake


exact point where earthquake energy is released

3 types seismic waves

Primary waves-fastest, can move thru liquids

Secondary waves-slowest, canŐt move thru liquids

Surface waves-cause the most damage