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Earthquake
A violent shaking of the land
Active Fault
A fault which has had displacement or seismic activity. Likely to have another earthquake sometime in the future
Amplitude
The maximum extent of a vibration
Bedrock
Solid rock underlying loose deposits such as soil
Crust
The outer layer of the Earth
Deformation
changing in shape or distorting, through the application of pressure
Displacement
The moving of something from its place or position
Epicentre
The point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake
Focus
The point on the Earth where the earthquake or fault movement occurred