Presentation on theme: "EARTHQUAKES & SEISMIC WAVES CHAPTER 6.2. W HAT IS AN EARTHQUAKE ? The shaking and trembling that results from the movement of rock beneath Earth’s surface."— Presentation transcript:
2. Richter Scale: rating of an earthquake’s magnitude based on the size of the earthquake’s seismic waves Magnitude of an Earthquake: a # that geologist assign to an earthquake based on the earthquake’s size
3. Moment Magnitude Scale: rating system that estimates the total energy released by an earthquake
G EOLOGISTS USE THE SEISMIC WAVES TO LOCATE AN EARTHQUAKE ….