5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- P wave
- moment magnitude scale
- a number assigned by geologists based on the Earth quakes size
- b stress force that pulls on the crust stretching rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle.
- c the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake
- d A type of seismic wave that compresses and expands the ground.
- e a rating system that estimates the total energy released by an earthquake
5 Multiple choice questions
- developed to rate earthquakes according to the level of damage at a given place.
- the force that opposes the motion of one surface as it moves across another surface
- the fault is at an angle so one block of rock lies above the fault while the other block lies below the fault.
- the rock on a normal fault that lies below.
- water displaced by an earthquake grows into a mountain of water as it approaches shallow
5 True/False questions
plateau → a large area of flat land elevated high above sea level
compression → Stress force that squeezes rock until until it folds or breaks
liquifaction → occurs when an Earthquakes violent shaking suddenly turns loose soft soil into liquid
base-isolated building → building designed to reduce the amount of energy that reaches the building during an earthquake.
stress → A type of seismic wave that moves the ground up and down or side to side.