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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. aftershock
  2. moment magnitude scale
  3. plateau
  4. shearing
  5. s wave
  1. a stress that pushes a mass of rock in two opposite directions
  2. b an earthquake that occurs after a larger earthquake in the same area.
  3. c A type of seismic wave that moves the ground up and down or side to side.
  4. d a large area of flat land elevated high above sea level
  5. e a rating system that estimates the total energy released by an earthquake

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a fold in rock that bends downward to form a valley
  2. stress force that pulls on the crust stretching rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle.
  3. the shaking and trembling that results from the movement of rock beneath the earths surface
  4. number assigned by geologists based on the Earth quakes size
  5. a fold in rock that bends upward into an arch

5 True/False questions

  1. surface waveA type of seismic wave that moves the ground up and down or side to side.

          

  2. stressa force that acts on rock to change its shape and volume.

          

  3. P waveA type of seismic wave that compresses and expands the ground.

          

  4. tsunamiwater displaced by an earthquake grows into a mountain of water as it approaches shallow

          

  5. reverse faultsame as a reverse fault except the blocks move in the opposite direction