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By: Valentina, Laurel, Miriam, Crystal, Isaiah, Adam, Landon, and Emma.


What Does a Seismologist Study?

A seismologist studies earthquakes, faults, and seismology. Seismologist also use a Richter Scale to measure earthquakes.


What Did We Learn about Earthquakes.

The movement of the earth's plates creates shaking or seismic waves. Earthquakes are capable of causing Tsunamis, by rapid release of energy which creates seismic waves that travel through the earth. Plates are sheets of rock that make up the earth on the outside.


What Did We Learn about Faults?

A fault is a large crack in the earth’s surface where earthquakes usually occur. Also mountains usually form around faults.


What Did We Learn about Seismology?

Seismology is a type of study of earthquakes and the structure of earth. Seismology can help predict the magnitude of the earthquake so people can take shelter.


What Are We Still Wondering?

How big can earthquakes get? The biggest

Earthquakes can get is a 9 magnitude.

Where did the word seismology come from?

Seismology came from the word “Seismic”.

Are earthquakes dangerous?

Some are dangerous, If the Richter Scale measures 4+, It can cause damage and be dangerous.