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A fault is
a) a fracture in the Earth where movement has occured b) a place on Earth where an Earthquake cannot occur c) the place on Earth's surface where structures move during an earthquake d) another name for an earthquake
When an Earthquake occurs, energy radiates in all direction from its source, which is called
a) focus b) epicenter c) fault d) seismic center
Earthquakes are usally associated with
a) faults b) violent weather c) large citiies d) the east coast of North America
Which of the following causes earthquakes
a) elastic rebound b) Richter scale c) release of heat d) frictional heating
The hypothesis that explains the release of energy during an earthquake is called the
a) elastic rebound hypothesis b) Richter hypothesis c) moment magnitude hypothesis d) vibration hypothesis
Most earthquakes are produced by the rapid release of which kind of energy stored in rock subjected to great forces
a) elastic b) chemical c) thermal d) mechanical
The adjustments of materials that follow a major earthquake often generate smaller earthquakes called
a) after shocks b) fore shocks c) focus shocks d) body waves
Major earthquakes are sometime preceeded by smaller earthquakes called
a) fore shocks b) after shocks c) focus shocks d) body waves
The slow continuous movement that occus along some fault zones is referred to as
a) creep b) slip c) fracture d) fore shock
The San Francisoc earthquake of 1906 occured along what fault
a) San Andreas b) San Francisco c) California d) Pacific
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