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Minutes
Five
Harbor
Powerplant
Triple
Missing
Nuclear
Destroy
Epicenter
Coast
Disaster
Earthquake
Gigantic
Island
Japan
Magnitude
Ocean
Survive
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Earthquake and Volcano Crossword Puzzle

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a force that acts on rock to change its shape or volume STRESS
stress that stretches rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle TENSION
stress that squeezes rock until it folds or breaks COMPRESSION
stress that pushes mass on rock in opposite directions, in sideways movement SHEARING
the shaking that results from the movement of rock beneath Earth's surface EARTHQUAKE
the point beneath Earth's surface where rock breaks under stress and causes an earthquake FOCUS
the point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquakes focus EPICENTER
a type of seismic wave that compresses and expands the ground P-WAVE
a type of seismic wave that moves the ground up and down or side to side S-WAVE
a type of seismic wave that forms when P waves and S waves reach Earth's surface SURFACE WAVE
the measurement of an earthquake's strength based on a seismic waves and movement along faults MAGNITUDE
a device that records ground movements caused by seismic waves as they move through Earth SEISMOGRAPH
the record of an earthquake's seismic waves produced by a seismogram SEISMOGRAM
an earthquake that occurs after a large earthquake in the same area AFTERSHOCK
a giant wave usually caused by an earthquake beneath the ocean floor TSUNAMI
a weak spot in the crust where magma has come to the surface VOLCANO
an area where magma from deep within the mantle melts through the crust above it HOTSPOT
a major belt of volcanoes that rims the Pacific Ocean ringoffrire
a liquids resistance to flowing VISCOSITY
a material found in magma that is formed from the elements of oxygen and silicon SILICA
the expulsion of ash, cinder, bombs, and gases during an explosive eruption PYROCLASTICFLOW
a volcano that is not currently active, but may become active in the future DORMANT
a volcano that is no longer active and is unlikely to erupt again EXTINCT
a wide, gently sloping mountain made of layers of lava and formed by quiet eruptions SHIELDVOLCANO
a fountain of water and steam that builds up pressure underground and erupts at regular intervals GEYSER

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Natural Disasters Crossword

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A cold storm normally in the coldest parts in the world Blizzard
A storm that normally happens in the desert Sandstorm
A disaster that shakes the Earth Earthquake
A huge wave caused by an ocean-floor earthquake Tsunami
A whirling storm caused by the wind Cyclone
A storm in shape of a spiral that is similar to a cyclone Hurricane
A fire that gets out of control and hurts anything it touches Wildfire
A storm that takes you and spins you around Tornado
When a volcano erupts Volcanic eruption
When snow falls off a cliff in multiple turns Avalanche
When there is heavy rainfall and it gets out of control Flood
A fire that happens in nature areas Bushfire
When there has not been any rain for a long time Drought
When the land starts to sink into the ground Landslide
A storm simillar to a blizzard but more snow is involved Snowstorm

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Tsunami Word Search

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Destroy
Alert
Submerge
Fault
Warning
Floods
Water
Mountain
Radio
Disaster
Earthquake
Wave
Tsunami

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Earthquakes Word Search

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magnitude
tension
shearing
stress
compression
mountain
energy
seismograph
friction
protect
liquefaction
shaking
tsunami
seismogram
fault
aftershock
seismic waves
tectonic plates
damage
earthquake

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Natural Disasters Word Search

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rescue
life changing
news
trapped
death
help
freak storms
drought
storms
tornado
snow
avalanche
Japan
Brisbane floods
house fire
rescue team
danger
fatalities
earthquake
flood
emergency crews
bushfire
devastating
Blizzard
Tsunami

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Earthquakes Vocabulary Crossword

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A forces that acts on an area of rock to change its shape or volume stress
Type of stress that pulls on the crust, stretching rock so that is becomes thinner in the middle tension
Type of stress that squeezes rock until it folds or breaks compression
Stress that pushes a mass of rock in two opposite directions shearing
The hanging wall slips down relative to the footwall normal fault
Block of rock that lies above hanging wall
Block of rock that lie below footwall
The hanging wall moves up relative to the footwall reverse fault
Rocks on either side of a strike- slip fault, slip past each other, with little up or down motion strike- slip fault
The shaking that results from sudden movement of rock along a fault earthquake
The area beneath Earth's surface where rock under stress breaks, triggering an earthquake focus
The point on the surface directly above the focus epicenter
Seismic waves that compress and expand the ground like an accordian P waves
Seismic waves that vibrate side to side as well as up and down S waves
Seismic waves that move slower then P and S waves, but they can produce more severe ground movements Surface Waves
A scale devolved to rate earthquakes according to their intensity, or strength at a give place Mercalli Scale
A number that geologist assign to an earthquake based on the earthquake's size magnitude
A scale that assigns magnitude number to an earthquake based on the size of the seismic waves Richter Scale
Where the seismic waves are measured seismograph
A rating system that estimates the total energy released by an earthquake moment magnitude scale

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Earthquakes Crossword

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a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action. Earthquake
The point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the hypocentre or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates. Epicenter
The severity of earthquake shaking is assessed using a descriptive scale – the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale. Intensity
An area on the margins of tectonic plates where seismic, volcanic, and tectonic activity takes place as a consequence of the relative motion of the plates. Plate Boundary
The point in the earth where the earthquake rupture or fault movement actually occurred. Focus
an instrument that measures and records details of earthquakes, such as force and duration. Seismograph
A sudden movement of the ground that releases elastic energy stored in rocks and generates seismic waves. Ground Movement
a twelve-point scale for expressing the local intensity of an earthquake, ranging from I (virtually imperceptible) to XII (total destruction). Mercalli Scale
A thin zone of crushed rock separating blocks of the earth's crust. Fault
A magnitude number to quantify the energy released by an earthquake. Richter Scale
The great size or extent of something. (size) Magnitude
A nonlinear scale used when there is a large range of quantities. Logarithmic Scale

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Natural Disasters Crossword

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a long, high sea wave caused by an earthquake or other disturbance. Tsunami
Molten rock that is erupted during an Earthquake lava
Another name for a Tsunami tidalwave
Natural disaster are so destructive because they cannot be ___________ Prevented
a mobile, destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud and advancing beneath a large storm system. tornado
This country was struck by Cyclone Pam vanuatu
A famous Hurricane that struck New Orleans in 2005 Katrina
A scale used to measure the magnitude of Earthquakes richter
a collapse of a mass of earth or rock from a mountain or cliff. landslide
A famous bushfire in Victoria was Black _______ saturday
A large mass of snow falling rapidly down a mountainside avalanche
Plates that shift underneath the Earths surface to cause an Earthquake Tectonic

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Earthquakes & Volcanoes Word Search

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seismic wave
composite volcano
fault
earthquake
epicenter
hotspot
lava
magnitude
tsunami
volcano

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OCEAN CURRENTS CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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What is a continuous, directed movement of seawater Ocean currents
What is horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occurs at or near the ocean's surface. Surface currents
What is an inertial force (also called a fictitious force)[1] that acts on objects that are in motion relative to a rotating reference frame. Coriolis Effect
What is MOVEMENT OF WATER LIKE A RIVER IN THE MIDDLE OF OCEAN WATER. Deep Ocean currents
What is The movement of deep, cold, and nutrient-rich water to the surface Upwelling
What is (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time El Niño
what is "Normal" year, easterly trade winds and ocean currents pool warm water in the western Pacific, allowing upwelling of nutrient rich water off the West coast of South America. La Niña
What is a subsurface current that is near shore and that pulls objects out to sea ? Undertow
What is A long high sea wave caused by an earthquake or other disturbance ? Tsunami
What is a current that the sun heats from near the equator and near the poles Convection current
What is Flow of warm, oxygen rich water downward to deeper water Downwelling
What is Largest surface current that transports more water than all rivers on Earth combined in a years time and carries large amounts of heat Gulf Stream

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