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The point on the the earth's surface directly above the focus
a) Focus b) Fault c) Hanging Wall d) Epicenter
A force that acts on rock changing its shape or volume
a) Tension b) Stress c) Compression d) Shearing
Strength of ground motion in a given place
a) Intensity b) Magnitude c) Seismic Waves d) Deformation
Records the ground movements caused by seismic waves as they move through the Earth
a) Seismic Waves b) Earthquake c) Seismograph d) Magnitude
The half of the fault that lies above
a) Foot Wall b) Hanging Wall c) Epicenter d) Fault
Most _______________ begin in the lithosphere
a) Plates b) Activities c) Earthquakes d)
The Moment Magnitude Scale is a rating system that estimates the total _______________ released by an earthquake.
a) Energy b) Intensity c) Size d) Surface
Primary waves are the _______________ waves to arrive.
a) Second b) Third c) Only d) First
The Mercalli Scale measures earthquakes according to their _______________
a) Intensity b) Size c) Looks d) Location
Surface waves produce the most _______________ ground movements
a) Slow b) Fast c) Severe d) Energetic
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