Earthquakes Crossword

An earthquake is the shaking of the surface of the Earth resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves. Download and print this Earthquakes crossword puzzle.

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QUESTIONS LIST: Seismograph : Device that records ground movements caused by seismic waves, Richter Scale : Scale that rates an earthquake's magnitude based on size of seismic waves, Shearing : Pull on the earth's crust, stretching rock, Magnitude : Measurement of an earthquake's strength, S Waves : Type of seismic wave that moves the ground up and down or side to side, Surface Waves : When p waves and s waves reach the earth's surface, Focus : Point beneath earth's surface where rock breaks under stress and causes an earthquake, Epicenter : Point directly above the earthquake's focus, Earthquake : Shaking and trembling of rock underneath the ground, Compression : Stress that squeezes rock until it folds or breaks, P Waves : Type of seismic wave that compresses and expands the ground, Seismic Wave : Vibration that travels through earth carrying energy released during an earthquake