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Great China Quake of 1925
 

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    • The Great China quake of 1925
      By: Sloane W.
      Per: 5
    • Earthquake Waves
      S wave- a seismic body wave that shakes the ground back and forth perpendicular to the direction the wave is moving
      P wave- a seismic body wave that shakes the ground back and forth in the same direction
      L wave- a surface wave having a horizontal motion that is transverse (or perpendicular) to the direction the wave is traveling.
    • Epicenter and Focus
      Epicenter- the point on the earth’s surface vertically above the hypocenter (focus) point in the crust where a seismic rupture begins
      Focus- the point within the earth where an earthquake rupture starts
    • Mercalli and Richter scales
      Mercalli scale- a scale that measures the intensity of an earthquake
      Richter scale- a scale that measures the magnitude of an earthquake
    • Picture of the Mercalli/Richter scale
    • Basic facts
      Had no name
      Happened on 3/16/1926
      The time was 10:42 P.M.
      It happened in Yunnan, China
      A place called Talifu
      was nearly destroyed.
    • Magnitude and cause.
      The magnitude of this earthquake was 7.1. It’s cause was a transverse fault. Transverse faults occur when a block of rock fractures, and the two blocks of rock slide past each other, in opposite directions. Compression, tension, and wrenching or twisting all contribute to movement along a transverse fault.
    • Other facts
      This earthquake caused 5,800 reported deaths. It’s magnitude was higher then another earthquake that happened in that same year. It was in Santa Barbara. The death rate was lower in Santa Barbara than in Yunnan.
    • Chart
    • Bibliography
      www.google.com
      www.picsearch.com
      My government website worksheet
      www.earthquake.usgs.gov
      http://iisee.kenken.go.jp/net/hara/china.htm
      http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_transverse_fault
      http://www.earthquake.usgs.gov/