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    • 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.
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