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waves that travel inside the earth as a series of crests and troughs.
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Transverse waves
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seismic waves that travel through the body of the earth.
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body waves
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a scientist that studies earthquakes.
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seismologist
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secondary waves also known as transverse waves.
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s-waves
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primary waves also known as compressional waves.
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p-waves
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seismic waves that travelon the surface of the earth.
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surface waves
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the shaking and vibrating of the earth caused by a sudden release of energy that comes from the movement of the crust.
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earthquake
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waves that compress and expand the muterial through which they travel.
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compressional waves
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earthquake waves.
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seismic waves
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an earthquak wave that follows the main shock of an earthquake.
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aftershock
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the location where the rupture of an earthquake begins and energy is released.
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focus
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a frachure in the Earth's crust along which blocks of rocks on opposite.
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fault
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