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5 Matching questions

  1. Mercalli Scale
  2. P-waves
  3. Epicenter
  4. Pacific Ring of Fire
  5. Shallow-focus earthquakes
  1. a expresses the intensity of an earthquake with a Roman numeral and description
  2. b the point on the earth's surface directly above the focus
  3. c cause the most damage
  4. d move the fastest, and are the first to be recorded
  5. e major earthquake zone that forms a ring around the Pacific ocean

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. What classifies a major earthquake and what classifies a microquake?
  2. If the S-waves arrive shortly after the P-waves then the epicenter is located______ the seismograph.
  3. zone of rock where the fault is locked, and no major earthquakes have happened in a long time
  4. What two events cause a tsunami?
  5. Which one travels faster?

5 True/False questions

  1. Seismic GapsWhat can S-waves NOT travel through?


  2. LiquidsWhat can S-waves travel through?


  3. Surface Wavesmove the slowest, and are the last to be recorded


  4. S-Wavesmove the fastest, and are the first to be recorded


  5. Aftershocksthe area along a fault where slippage first occurs