Earthquake Glossary

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The sloshing of a closed body of water such as a lake or swimming pool from earthquake shaking.

Seismic Waves

Vibrations that travel outward from the earthquake fault at speeds of several kilometres per second. While fault slippage directly under a structure can cause considerable damage, the vibrations produced by seismic waves cause most of the destruction during earthquakes.

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