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Which of the following is a types of body wave?
a) surface wave b) shear wave c) reverse wave d) transform wave
Most earthquakes happen at the edges of
a) tectonic plates. b) earthquake zones. c) shear waves. d) elastic deformations.
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.
Which of the following is NOT a type of plate motion?
a) divergent motion b) rebound motion c) convergent motion d) transform motion
The branch of Earth science devoted to studying earthquakes
a) ecology b) biology c) chemistry d) seismology
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 sudden return of elastically deformed rock to its undeformed shape
a) elastic reboung b) deformation c) seismic waves 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)
Seismic waves that cause particles of rock to move in a back-and-forth motion
a) S waves b) P waves c) d)
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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