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Seismic Sea Wave
a) P-Wave b) S-wave c) Surface Wave d) Tsunamis
The largest layer of the Earth
a) Inner Core b) Outer Core c) Mantle d) Crust
The magnitude of an earthquake is measured by the ________________.
a) Moho Discontinuity b) Mercalli Scale c) Richter Scale d) Chenoweth Scale
The point on Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake.
a) Crust b) Surface c) Epicenter d) Focus
The point in Earth's interior where the energy is released during an earthquake.
a) Focus b) Epicenter c) Inner core d) Outer Core
The first waves to reach a seismograph.
a) P-Waves b) S-waves c) Surface Waves d) Secondary
The force that pulls rock apart
a) Compression b) Tension c) Sheer d) Stress
The force that causes plates to move sideways past each other.
a) Compression b) Tension c) Sheer d) Stress
The most destructive seismic waves .
a) P-waves b) S-Waves c) Surface Waves d) Primary
The force that squeezes rock together.
a) Compression b) Tension c) Sheer d) Stress
Rocks break along surfaces called____________.
a) Earthquakes b) Stress c) Sheer d) Faults
Vibrations created by rock breaking.
a) Fault b) Earthquake c) Stress d) Shear
A reverse fault happens at convergent boundaries.
a) True b) False c) d)
A normal fault happens a transform boundaries
a) True b) False c) d)
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