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5 Matching questions

  1. P wave
  2. moment magnitude scale
  3. epicenter
  4. tension
  5. magnitude
  1. a number assigned by geologists based on the Earth quakes size
  2. b stress force that pulls on the crust stretching rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle.
  3. c the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake
  4. d A type of seismic wave that compresses and expands the ground.
  5. e a rating system that estimates the total energy released by an earthquake

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. developed to rate earthquakes according to the level of damage at a given place.
  2. the force that opposes the motion of one surface as it moves across another surface
  3. the fault is at an angle so one block of rock lies above the fault while the other block lies below the fault.
  4. the rock on a normal fault that lies below.
  5. water displaced by an earthquake grows into a mountain of water as it approaches shallow

5 True/False questions

  1. plateaua large area of flat land elevated high above sea level


  2. compressionStress force that squeezes rock until until it folds or breaks


  3. liquifactionoccurs when an Earthquakes violent shaking suddenly turns loose soft soil into liquid


  4. base-isolated buildingbuilding designed to reduce the amount of energy that reaches the building during an earthquake.


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