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Earth’s crust

  • Robert Barrass
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Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series

Abstract

Earthquakes are localised movements of Earth’s surface rocks. They cause vibrations that may do great damage to buildings, cause landslides, and result in great loss of life. When an earthquake occurs, vibrations pass through the whole planet and also pass round the circumference in the surface rocks (the crust, see Figure 25.1). The study of these shock waves, or seismic waves, is called seismology.

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© Robert Barrass 1991

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