Friday, May 13, 2011

GeoJeopardy! Fridays #46

Time for GeoJeopardy! Fridays, because it's good time for a break.

- Shake, Shake, Shake -
       These waves, from the Greek for "shake", that pass through the Earth's rocks are caused by earthquakes 


   The force of these smaller post-earthquake tremors decreases quickly over time


   Herculaneum had not yet recovered from a 62 A.D. earthquake when this calamity occurred 17 years later


   These, like the thrust type, are defined as narrow zones where rock masses move in relation to one another


   Differing from Richter, the MM or "modified" this scale uses witness observations to gauge intensity


And if you enjoy this post as well as others, please consider subscribing to my blog via Google Reader or some other RSS feed so that way I better know my readership. Thank you.

Questions, images, and videos courtesy of

No comments:

Post a Comment

Due to the large number of spam comment (i.e. pretty much all of them). I have turned off commenting. If you have any constructive comments you would like to make please direct them at my Twitter handle @Jazinator. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.