GLG Midterm 2 Prep.docx

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Department
Earth Sciences
Course
ESS102H1
Professor
Charles Lyell
Semester
Winter

Description
Earthquakes and Earths InteriorQuakes are caused by strain energy usually at faults and suddenly released Types of waves generated by earthquakes Body WavesSurface Waves P primary compressionalLove swing waves S secondary shear Rayleigh roll waves Locating EarthquakesEpicenterarea surrounding Focus of earthquake Earths InteriorMantle ups and downslayers of earths interior moving in complex patterns but never mixing LiquefactionEarthquakes loosens sediment causing the earth to move freely acting like liquid MagnitudeMomentenergy released at the source of an earthquake Intensitystrength of shaking produced by earthquake and physical damage to the surrounding environment
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