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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. where friction prevents the rocks from moving past each other
  2. Shallow-focus earthquakes
  3. Liquids
  4. Mercalli Scale
  5. Magnitude
  1. a a measure of the energy released by an earthquake
  2. b cause the most damage
  3. c What is a "locked" fault?
  4. d expresses the intensity of an earthquake with a Roman numeral and description
  5. e What can S-waves NOT travel through?

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. earthquake with a 2.5 or less magnitude
  2. What can P-waves travel through?
  3. What classifies a major earthquake and what classifies a microquake?
  4. If the S-waves arrive shortly after the P-waves then the epicenter is located______ the seismograph.
  5. The amount of energy released by an earthquake is measured as?

5 True/False questions

  1. Epicenterthe point on the earth's surface directly above the focus


  2. Solidsthe area along a fault where slippage first occurs


  3. P-wavescan only travel through solids, and are the second to be recored


  4. San Andreas Faultmove the slowest, and are the last to be recorded


  5. Seismic Gapszone of rock where the fault is locked, and no major earthquakes have happened in a long time


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