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The study of earthquakes is called

seismology

Smaller earthquakes that may follow a large earthquake for days of weeks are called

aftershocks

The fastest type of earthquake waves are P

waves

The idea that rocks on either side of a fault spring back to a position of little or no strain at the moment of an earthquake, causing vibrations in the earth's crust, is the ______ theory.

Elastic rebound

The sudden movement of rock masses as a result of tectonic earthquakes is called

faulting

Giant sea waves caused by earthquakes are

tsunamis

What major strike-slip fault exists in western California?


1. Los Angles Fault


2. San Andreas Fault


3. San Francisco Fault


4. San Gregorio Fault

San Andreas Fault

The slowest earthquake waves are


1. P waves


2. T waves


3. S waves


4. surface waves

surface waves

What is the place on the earth's surface directly above where an earthquake begins?


1. seismic border


2. shakepoint


3. focus


4. epicenter

epicenter

Rocks along a fault may be polished smooth, producing a ?


1. scarp


2. deep focus


3. displacement


4. slickenside

slickenside