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5 Matching Questions

  1. Richter Scale
  2. plateau
  3. base-isolated building
  4. anticline
  5. P wave
  1. a a fold in rock that bends upward into an arch
  2. b building designed to reduce the amount of energy that reaches the building during an earthquake.
  3. c A type of seismic wave that compresses and expands the ground.
  4. d a large area of flat land elevated high above sea level
  5. e rating of an earth quake's magnitude based on the size of the seismic waves.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. an earthquake that occurs after a larger earthquake in the same area.
  2. the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake
  3. the force that opposes the motion of one surface as it moves across another surface
  4. occurs when an Earthquakes violent shaking suddenly turns loose soft soil into liquid
  5. water displaced by an earthquake grows into a mountain of water as it approaches shallow

5 True/False Questions

  1. foot wallthe rock on a normal fault that lies below.


  2. seismographinstrument that records and measures seismic waves


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


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


  5. strike-slip faultrocks on either side of the fault slip past each other sideways, with little up or down motion


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