Sumatra Indonesia2000 Clarissa B.Period 7 November 4, 2009 Nine years later.
Definitions S-wave-is a seismic body wave that shakes the ground back and forth perpendicular to the direction the wave is moving. P-wave-is a seismic body wave that shakes the ground back and forth in the same and opposite direction the wave is moving. L-wave- seismic waves that travels along the surface or right below the surface.
Definitions cont. Epicenter-is the point in the crust where a seismic rupture begins. Focus-is the point in the earth where an earthquake begins.
Definitions cont. Mercalli Scale-is the scale to measure the intensity of an earthquake. Richter Scale-is the scale to measure an earthquakes magnitude.
My Earthquake The Sumatra Earth quake Located in Sumatra Indonesia June 4, 2000 at 11:30 is when it struck.
The magnitude of this earthquake was 7.9. This earthquake caused over 730 aftershocks. Starting as soon as 11 minuets after the original earthquake. It was caused by a strike-slip fault. Strike-slip faults are when vertical fractures have mostly moved forward. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/animations/animation.php
This earthquake caused 103 deaths. Compared to other major earthquakes in 2000 it is relatively large. The largest one in 2000 was an 8.0 on the Richter scale.