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5 Matching questions

  1. mercalli scale
  2. friction
  3. surface wave
  4. normal fault
  5. tsunami
  1. a developed to rate earthquakes according to the level of damage at a given place.
  2. b a type of seismic wave that forms when P waves and S waves reach Earth's surface
  3. c the force that opposes the motion of one surface as it moves across another surface
  4. d the fault is at an angle so one block of rock lies above the fault while the other block lies below the fault.
  5. e water displaced by an earthquake grows into a mountain of water as it approaches shallow

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a fold in rock that bends upward into an arch
  2. rating of an earth quake's magnitude based on the size of the seismic waves.
  3. instrument that records and measures seismic waves
  4. the rock on a normal fault that lies below.
  5. Stress force that squeezes rock until until it folds or breaks

5 True/False questions

  1. reverse faultthe fault is at an angle so one block of rock lies above the fault while the other block lies below the fault.

          

  2. strike-slip faultsame as a reverse fault except the blocks move in the opposite direction

          

  3. magnitudea fold in rock that bends upward into an arch

          

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

          

  5. epicenterthe point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake