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Seismic waves that cause particles of rock to move in a back-and-forth motion
a) S waves b) P waves c) d)
The bending, tilting, and breaking of Earth's crust; the change in the shape of rock in response to stress
a) elastic rebound b) seismology c) deformation d)
The sudden return of elastically deformed rock to its undeformed shape
a) elastic rebound b) deformation c) seismic waves d)
Waves of energy that travel through Earth away from an earthquake in all directions
a) P waves b) seismic waves c) S waves d)
The branch of Earth science devoted to studying earthquakes
a) ecology b) biology c) chemistry d) seismology
Which of the following is NOT a type of plate motion?
a) divergent motion b) rebound motion c) convergent motion d) transform motion
A break in Earth's crust along which blocks of crust slide relative to one another is
a) a deformation. b) a plate. c) an earthquake. d) a fault.
Most earthquakes happen at the edges of
a) tectonic plates. b) earthquake zones. c) shear waves. d) elastic deformations.
Which of the following is a types of body wave?
a) surface wave b) shear wave c) reverse wave d) transform wave
Seismic waves that cause particles of rock to move in a side-to-side motion
a) S waves b) P waves c) d)
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