Earthquake Crossword

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Earthquake Crossword
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2. Large ocean wave created by undersea
earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.
6. This country's capital city was devastated by an
earthquake in 1985.
7. An instrument used to detect and record
earthquakes.
9. The large, thin, plates that move relative to one
another on the outer surface of the Earth.
10. The area of the earth's surface that is directly
above the origin of an earthquake.
11. Used to measure the strength of earthquakes.
12. The process of an oceanic plate colliding with
and descending underneath a continental
plate.
tsunami
San Andreas
Richter scale
Mexico
fault
epicenter
DOWN
1. This city experienced an earthquake in 1989
which postponed baseball's Word Series.
3. Waves from an earthquake are known as these.
4. A crack in the earth's surface along which
movement takes place.
5. The zone of earthquakes and volcanoes
surrounding the Pacific Ocean.
7. Fault that makes California an area of high risk
for earthquakes.
8. The point within the earth where an earthquake
rupture starts.
seismic waves
focus
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subduction
tectonic plates
San Francisco
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