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Most earthquakes occur along___________
a) oceans b) islands c) plate boundaries d) coastlines
A __________ occurs when the blocks of rock at a fault moves together.
a) strike slip fault b) normal fault c) reverse fault d) divergent fault
________________ provided cushion for tall building when an earthquake strikes
a) shear wall b) cross braces c) base isolators d) shear core
A _____________ is sued to measure ground movement in an earthquake.
a) seismograph b) Richter Scale c) triple beam balance d) anemometer
The sesimic wave that casuses the most amount of damage is the ______waves_
a) primary b) surface c) secondary d) tertiary
A strike slip fault occurs when the blocks of rock
a) pull apart b) push together c) scrape past one another d) collide
A normal fault occurs when the blocks of rock ______
a) pull apart b) push together c) scrape past one another d) collide
The seismic waves that arrive first are called___________.
a) primary waves b) secondary waves c) surface waves d) tertiary waves
the ___________ is the point undreground where an earthquake begins.
a) seismic wave b) epicenter c) focus d) center
An ______________ is a smaller earthquake that takes place after the larger one.
a) aftershock b) liquefaction c) pyroclastic d) epicenter
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