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5 Matching questions

  1. Seismic wave
  2. Epicenter
  3. Seismograph
  4. Tsunami
  5. Richter Scale
  1. a wave that passes through Earth
  2. b seismic sea wave
  3. c instrument used to record earthquakes
  4. d point on Earth's surface directly above the focus
  5. e measures the magnitude of an earthquake

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. cone-shaped mountains that spew out lava or gas
  2. long crack where plates diverge
  3. an avalanche of glowing rocks flowing on a cushion of hot gases
  4. large rising bodies of magma not at plate boundaries
  5. small, steep volcano with a cone made of tephra

5 True/False questions

  1. Surface wavesare the slowest and largest of the seismic waves and cause most of the destruction during an earthquake


  2. Earthquakevibrations that occur when rocks break due to stress


  3. Lavamagma that has reached the surface of Earth


  4. Lithospherebits of rock or solidified lava dropped from the air


  5. Magnitudenumber based on seismic wave amplitude; the measurement of a Richter scale