For us who are not Seismologists or Geophysicists.
Read and learn! Recently, Japan experienced a devastating 8.9 intensity earthquake.
Some were thought to be oscillatory, while others were believed to be trepidatory.
It occurred to me that most people might be confused about this, so I thought it prudent to let everyone know the difference.
What's the difference between an oscillatory and a trepidatory earthquake?
1. This calculation is just for engineers:
2. And this one is for laymen -- like you:
This is a trepidatory earthquake -- an up and down movement.....
This is an oscillatory earthquake -- a side to side movement...
And this is a combination of both trepidatory and oscillatory:
ISN'T SCIENCE BEAUTIFUL WHEN
PROPERLY EXPLAINED ?
Thanks Dan !