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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Mircoquakes
  2. Epicenter
  3. The size of its magnitude
  4. Shallow
  5. Mercalli Scale
  1. a earthquake with a 2.5 or less magnitude
  2. b the point on the earth's surface directly above the focus
  3. c What classifies a major earthquake and what classifies a microquake?
  4. d 90% of continental earthquakes have a __________ focus.
  5. e expresses the intensity of an earthquake with a Roman numeral and description

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. tremor that follows and is smaller that a major earthquake
  2. a measure of the energy released by an earthquake
  3. If the S-waves arrive shortly after the P-waves then the epicenter is located______ the seismograph.
  4. What is a "locked" fault?
  5. occur at a depth between 70km-300km

5 True/False questions

  1. TsunamiHow many seismograph locations are needed to locate the epicenter of an earthquake?


  2. FocusWhat can S-waves travel through?


  3. Faulting and underwater landslidesWhat two events cause a tsunami?


  4. Deep-focus earthquakescause the most damage


  5. DamageThe Mercalli Scale includes a description that expresses what?


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