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5 Matching Questions

  1. Solids and Liquids
  2. Damage
  3. Three
  4. S-Waves
  5. Seismic Gaps
  1. a The Mercalli Scale includes a description that expresses what?
  2. b zone of rock where the fault is locked, and no major earthquakes have happened in a long time
  3. c How many seismograph locations are needed to locate the epicenter of an earthquake?
  4. d can only travel through solids, and are the second to be recored
  5. e What can P-waves travel through?

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. expresses the intensity of an earthquake with a Roman numeral and description
  2. a measure of the energy released by an earthquake
  3. tremor that follows and is smaller that a major earthquake
  4. cause the most damage
  5. the area along a fault where slippage first occurs

5 True/False Questions

  1. Pacific Ring of FireWhat can P-waves travel through?


  2. SolidsWhat can S-waves travel through?


  3. San Andreas FaultPacific plates slip northwest along the north american plate


  4. Tsunamigiant ocean wave that often occurs after a major earthquake with an epicenter on the ocean floor


  5. Mircoquakesearthquake with a 2.5 or less magnitude


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