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  • 1. Earthquakes in New Jersey
  • 2. Earthquakes
    • An earthquake occurs from slowly accelerated strain in the Earth’s crust which is suddenly released along a fault
    • 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 .
  • 3. Earthquakes In New Jersey
    • Most Jersey Earthquakes occur in Central Jersey and the Asbury Park area.
    • These earthquakes are very small and are not felt at all. This has happened in Morris County, Trenton,
    • They are caused the same way any other earthquake is…
  • 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…
    • We don’t feel the earthquakes
    • We don’t feel these earthquakes because New Jersey isn’t directly on a fault line .
  • 7. Questions
    • What kind of wave causes an earthquake?
    • Where in New Jersey do most earthquakes occur?
  • 8. Sources…
    • http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/states/newjersey/history.php
    • http://www.geo.mtu.edu/UPSeis/why.html