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Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Topography
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Where is Mt. Pinatubo?
A gas associated with volcanic activity is
SO2 (sulfur dioxide)
How fast can pyroclastic materials travel?
What other natural phenomenon complicated events in the Philippines during this emergency?
_____ are scientists who study volcanoes?
seismographs and cospec
What were three hypotheses for causes of the activity of the activity at Mt. Pinatubo?
1) magma flow
2) tectonic plates shifting
What are some evidences of major past eruptions?
pyroclastic flows, tree rings, infrequent eruptions
What does a 'Level 3 Alert' mean?
eruption could come within 2 weeks
What does a 'Level 4 Alert' mean?
eruption could come within 48 hours
What does a "domed structure" signify?
relatively cold magma
How many people died in the 2010 Haiti earthquake?
What is an earthquake scientist called?
How far did the first location (Port au Prince) the scientist studied move during the earthquake?
Most earthquakes originate in _____ in the crust
the energy from Haiti's earthquake was equivalent to
100 Hiroshima atom bombs
Seismologists can accurately predict earthquakes
California is home to the _____ fault
The last lethal quake on the San Andreas fault system was the ___ earthquake in __ which killed over ___ people.
Northridge, 1994, 60
What was the magnitude of the 2010 earthquake in Chile?
The earthquake in Chile was so powerful that it affected the earth's rotation
What does subducting mean?
one plate pushes beneath the other
A possible side effect of a megathrust is a
How are sandy layers created on ocean floors?
Undersea earthquakes create huge landslides that coat the sea floor and pile on top of each other as sand slides down.
What is the contour interval for the Dolomite Quadrangle Map?
What year was the Dolomite map prepared?
In the northwestern corner of the Dolomite map, there are twin peaks of Haystack Mountain. What is the elevation of the taller peak of the two?
What is the name of the mountains in the northeastern corner of the Dolomite map?
Find the Burgess Well on the northern edge of the Dolomite map. If you were driving there, what type of vehicle would you drive? What is the elevation in feet?
4 wheel drive (Jeep); 9,156 feet
What is the approximate elevation in feet for the Owens Lake Silver Lead Furnace Historical Marker?
Find the grid whose latitude is 36 degrees and 36 minutes and whose longitude is 117 degrees and 57 minutes. In this grid and several adjacent grids, how would you describe the slope?
In feet, what is the maximum elevation of water in Owens Lake?
The Riverside West Quadrangle Map was revised after it was originally surveyed in 1967. The revision was made in
The contour interval is _____ feet
The elevation for the Mockingbird Lake Spillway is _____ feet
What is the approximate elevation of the James Building?
Name of the Mountains on the south edge of Riverside
El Sobrante de San Jacinto
Highest point (on the Riverside map) of these mountains
How would you describe (classification) the road (La Sierra Avenue) that passes through these mountains?
Traveling La Sierra Avenue, how far would you drive before you arrived at Lake Matthews?
What feature crosses Van Buren Avenue just south of Mockingbird Reservoir?
Name of the river that crosses the area between Riverside and Rubidoux
Santa Ana River
Latitude of Winnipeg, Canada
Longitude of Cairo, Egypt
What is special about Quito, Ecuador in terms of latitude?
by the equator
What is the name of the latitude line that passes through Alice Springs, Australia?
Tropic of Capricorn
Name of the Mountain Range in northern Algeria
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