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5 Matching questions

  1. Richter Scale
  2. liquifaction
  3. anticline
  4. moment magnitude scale
  5. stress
  1. a occurs when an Earthquakes violent shaking suddenly turns loose soft soil into liquid
  2. b a force that acts on rock to change its shape and volume.
  3. c rating of an earth quake's magnitude based on the size of the seismic waves.
  4. d a fold in rock that bends upward into an arch
  5. e a rating system that estimates the total energy released by an earthquake

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a large area of flat land elevated high above sea level
  2. a fold in rock that bends downward to form a valley
  3. an earthquake that occurs after a larger earthquake in the same area.
  4. building designed to reduce the amount of energy that reaches the building during an earthquake.
  5. number assigned by geologists based on the Earth quakes size

5 True/False questions

  1. compressionStress force that squeezes rock until until it folds or breaks


  2. tsunamiA type of seismic wave that moves the ground up and down or side to side.


  3. tensionthe force that opposes the motion of one surface as it moves across another surface


  4. hanging wallthe rock on a normal fault that lies below.


  5. s waveA type of seismic wave that moves the ground up and down or side to side.


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