Geology - Key Terminology

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ClueTermMore Info
Ground Slip WaveCompressional, 5-6km/s in granite, Low displacement
Ground Slip WaveShear Wave, 2-3km/s in granite, High displacement
Fault TypeDiverging
Fault TypePassing laterally
Fault TypeConverging
Earthquake LocationVertisal projection from location of initial ground rupture
Earthquake LocationActual location of initial ground rupture below ground
Scale on which Earthquakes are measured by energy releasedMMS
One of 3 major Rock typesSolidified Magma (Deep & lower crust)
One of 3 major Rock typesDeposited, buried and lithifacated
One of 3 major Rock typesRecrystallised of new material
Mafic rock from Igneous ExtrusionDarker (less silica) with coarser crystals (Cooled at surface)
Felsic rock from Igneous ExtrusionLighter (more silica) with coarser crystals (Cooled at surface)
Maffic rock from Igneous IntrusionDarker (less silica) with finer crystals ((Cooled within crust)
Felsic rock from Igneous IntrusionLighter (more silica) with finer crystals (Cooled within crust)
Worst earthquakes occur at this point in the fault zoneA.W. At the contact edge of plates
Fault Movement typesMovemement downwards within plane of fault
Fault Movement typesVertical component of Displacement within plane of fault
Fault Movement typesHorizontal component of displacement within plane of fault
Upper curve of a foldShape of bed formed by the crumpling of rock.
Lower curve of foldThe opposite shape of bed formed by the crumpling of rock.
ClueTermMore Info
Process of increasing specific surface areaProcess by which many rocks are reformed
Soil with all voids filled with water
Type of natural surface material movementDiscrete boundary of movement area
Type of natural surface material movementLinear increase of velocity against proximity to ground surface
Form of Limestoneweak, friable pure white limestone
Rock that allows water to pass through it is an...Derived from Latin for water?
A rock that doesn't allow water through it is an...Derived from Latin for water?
Process by which Sedimentary Rock becomes MetamorphicUnderground
A process by which Igneous Rock becomes Metamorphic Rock
Physical Weathering Process
Physical Weathering Process
Physical Weathering Process
Physical Weathering Process
Physical Weathering Process
Chemical Weathering Process
Chemical Weathering Process
Chemical Weathering Process
Chemical Weathering Process
Chemical Weathering Process
Where is chemical weathering most important?

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Created Jan 15, 2011ReportNominate
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