Earthquakes and Seismic Waves. C5S2. Earthquake. Is the shaking that results from the sudden movement of rock along a fault. Is the shaking that results from the movement of rock beneath Earth’s surface. Earthquakes.
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P waves can travel through solids and liquids
S waves can not travel through liquids
Surface waves can be shakers (side to side) or rollers (up and down)
Twelve steps of the Mercalli scale (pg 185).
The same earthquake can have different Mercalli ratings because intensity varies in different locations.