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Insrument that records vibrations and determines location and strength of an earthquake.
a) siesmograph b) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale c) Richter magnitude scale d) seismogram
Tracing of earthquake motion.
a) siesmogram b) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale c) Richter magnitude scale d) siesmograph
Scale used to measure earthquake damage.
a) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale b) siesmogram c) siesmograph d) Richter magnitude scale
Point along a fault at which the first motion of an earthquake occurs.
a) Focus b) Seismic wave c) Tectonic Plate d) Epicenter
Point on the Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's starting point.
a) Epicenter b) Seismic wave c) Tectonic Plate d) Focus
Scale used to measure earthquake strength.
a) Richter magnitude scale b) siesmogram c) siesmograph d) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale
The simpliest method used to find an earthquake's epicenter.
a) S-P time method b) The Richter method c) The Mercalli Scale d) The ground motion method
Another word for an earthquake's strength.
a) magnitude b) focus c) epicenter d) intensity
How much more ground motion occurs with a 6.0 earthquake than with a 4.0 earthquake?
a) 100 times as much b) 20 times as much c) 2 times as much d) 10 times as much
When finding the epicenter of an earthquake, seismologists look at the data from this many seismograph stations.
a) 3 b) 2 c) 4 d) 1
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