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5 Matching Questions

  1. magnitude
  2. base-isolated building
  3. compression
  4. moment magnitude scale
  5. earthquake
  1. a number assigned by geologists based on the Earth quakes size
  2. b the shaking and trembling that results from the movement of rock beneath the earths surface
  3. c building designed to reduce the amount of energy that reaches the building during an earthquake.
  4. d Stress force that squeezes rock until until it folds or breaks
  5. e a rating system that estimates the total energy released by an earthquake

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. same as a reverse fault except the blocks move in the opposite direction
  2. rating of an earth quake's magnitude based on the size of the seismic waves.
  3. a large area of flat land elevated high above sea level
  4. water displaced by an earthquake grows into a mountain of water as it approaches shallow
  5. occurs when an Earthquakes violent shaking suddenly turns loose soft soil into liquid

5 True/False Questions

  1. SYNCLINEa fold in rock that bends downward to form a valley

          

  2. seismographstress force that pulls on the crust stretching rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle.

          

  3. tensionstress force that pulls on the crust stretching rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle.

          

  4. anticlinea fold in rock that bends downward to form a valley

          

  5. s waveA type of seismic wave that compresses and expands the ground.

          

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