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5 Matching questions

  1. Faulting and underwater landslides
  2. Seismic Gaps
  3. San Andreas Fault
  4. P-waves
  5. Tsunami
  1. a Pacific plates slip northwest along the north american plate
  2. b What two events cause a tsunami?
  3. c zone of rock where the fault is locked, and no major earthquakes have happened in a long time
  4. d move the fastest, and are the first to be recorded
  5. e giant ocean wave that often occurs after a major earthquake with an epicenter on the ocean floor

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Zones of immobile rock along faults are called?
  2. If the S-waves arrive shortly after the P-waves then the epicenter is located______ the seismograph.
  3. tremor that follows and is smaller that a major earthquake
  4. What is a "locked" fault?
  5. expresses the intensity of an earthquake with a Roman numeral and description

5 True/False questions

  1. Magnitudea measure of the energy released by an earthquake


  2. DamageThe Mercalli Scale includes a description that expresses what?


  3. SolidsWhat can S-waves travel through?


  4. Shallow90% of continental earthquakes have a __________ focus.


  5. Shallow-focus earthquakesoccur in the subduction zones


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