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EarthquakeStudyGuide

1. WhatisaPwaveandwhataresomeofitsproperties?Drawonebelow.

2. WhatisanSwaveandwhataresomeofitsproperties?Drawonebelow.

3. Whatisanormalfault?Drawonebelow.

4. Whatisareverse/thrustfault?Drawonebelow.

5. Whatisastrikeslipfault?Drawonebelow.

6. Defineeachofthefollowingterms:foreshocksaftershock,mainshock.

7. Describehowpotentialenergyisbuiltupandthe.Releasedduringanearthquake.

8. Whatisthedifferencebetweenthehangingwallandthefootwall?

9. Whatisthedifferencebetweenthefocusandtheepicenterofanearthquake?

10. LookattheseismogramandtheSPwaveTravelTimecurveonthebackofthispage. Firstofall,whendoestheSwavearriveaccordingtotheseismogram?Secondofall, howfaristhelocationwherethatseismogramwastakenawayfromtheepicenterofthe earthquake?Whatadditionalinformationwouldyouneedtodeterminetheexactlocation oftheearthquakeepicenter?