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Any change in the volume or shape of Earth's crust is called
a) deformation b) faulting c) folding d) liquefaction
The type of stress force that produces a strike-slip fault is
a) shearing b) tension c) compression d) liquefaction
What type of fault forms when the hanging wall moves upward past the footfall?
a) reverse fault b) fault-block mountain c) normal fault d) strike-slip fault
Which type of seismic wave arrives first at a seismograph?
a) P waves b) S waves c) Surface waves d) aftershocks
The point beneath Earth's surface where the crust breaks and triggers an earthquake
a) focus b) epicenter c) fault d) aftershock
Which stress force pulls on the crust and stretches on rocks?
a) tension b) shearing c) compression d) liquefaction
What process occurs when an earthquake's shaking turns loose soil into mud?
a) liquefaction b) deformation c) shearing d) tension
An instrument used to measure earthquake's movements
a) seismograph b) creep meter c) tiltmeter d) moment magnitude scale
A break in the Earth's crust where slabs slip past each other
a) fault b) fold c) hanging wall d) epicenter
Water displaced by an undersea earthquake may produce
a) tsunamis b) aftershocks c) folds d) faults
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