During an earthquake, earth shakes and waves are produced on the surface of earth

These waves are called seismic waves


Focus -The point of origin of the earthquake deep inside the crust is called the seismic focus. The focus is often deep below the surface of earth.

Epicentre - The epicenter is the point on the earth's surface vertically above the focus where a seismic waves begins on the surface of the earth

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  2. Chapter 15 Class 8 - Some Natural Phenomena

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo