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'Point within earth where EQ rupture starts' is a definition of what?
What sort of scale does the Richter scale use?
What is a tsunami?
Define seismic waves
Give an example of a primary EQ hazard
'Point directly above focus at the surface of the earth' is a definition of what?
What type of boundary do Tsunamis usually occur at?
What sort of energy is suddenly released to cause earthquakes?
What scale measures the impact of EQs?
Name two types of body wave
What is used by a seismogram to determine the location of an EQ?
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Which sort of wave moves at 90 degrees to the direction of travel?
Are primary waves faster or slower than secondary waves?
Give an example of a secondary EQ hazard
What can tsunamis be impacted by?
Which sort of wave vibrates in the same direction?
Name a factor that the impact of an EQ is dependent on
What can S waves travel through?
How fast can tsunamis travel?
Name two types of surface wave
How long can the wavelength of a tsunami be?
What records seismic waves produced by an EQ?

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