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5 Matching questions

  1. base-isolated building
  2. seismograph
  3. mercalli scale
  4. liquifaction
  5. aftershock
  1. a an earthquake that occurs after a larger earthquake in the same area.
  2. b instrument that records and measures seismic waves
  3. c building designed to reduce the amount of energy that reaches the building during an earthquake.
  4. d developed to rate earthquakes according to the level of damage at a given place.
  5. e occurs when an Earthquakes violent shaking suddenly turns loose soft soil into liquid

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the rock on a normal fault that hangs above
  2. the shaking and trembling that results from the movement of rock beneath the earths surface
  3. stress force that pulls on the crust stretching rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle.
  4. the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake
  5. the force that opposes the motion of one surface as it moves across another surface

5 True/False questions

  1. SYNCLINEa fold in rock that bends downward to form a valley

          

  2. stressA type of seismic wave that moves the ground up and down or side to side.

          

  3. shearinga fold in rock that bends downward to form a valley

          

  4. s waveA type of seismic wave that compresses and expands the ground.

          

  5. moment magnitude scaledeveloped to rate earthquakes according to the level of damage at a given place.

          

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