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Earthquakes in New Jersey 3
Earthquakes in New Jersey 3
Earthquakes in New Jersey 3
Earthquakes in New Jersey 3
Earthquakes in New Jersey 3
Earthquakes in New Jersey 3
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  • 1. Earthquakes in New Jersey
  • 2. Earthquakes <ul><li>An earthquake occurs from slowly accelerated strain in the Earth’s crust which is suddenly released along a fault </li></ul><ul><li>a series of vibrations induced in the earth's crust by the abrupt rupture and rebound of rocks in which elastic strain has been slowly accumulating . </li></ul>
  • 3. Earthquakes In New Jersey <ul><li>Most Jersey Earthquakes occur in Central Jersey and the Asbury Park area. </li></ul><ul><li>These earthquakes are very small and are not felt at all. This has happened in Morris County, Trenton, </li></ul><ul><li>They are caused the same way any other earthquake is… </li></ul>
  • 4. How an Earthquake Occurs An earthquake occurs when underground rock cracks along a fault When the rock cracks, seismic waves are released. When these waves are released…
  • 5. EARTHQUAKE!
  • 6. But in New Jersey… <ul><li>We don’t feel the earthquakes </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t feel these earthquakes because New Jersey isn’t directly on a fault line . </li></ul>
  • 7. Questions <ul><li>What kind of wave causes an earthquake? </li></ul><ul><li>Where in New Jersey do most earthquakes occur? </li></ul>
  • 8. Sources… <ul><li>http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/states/newjersey/history.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.geo.mtu.edu/UPSeis/why.html </li></ul>

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