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What is the simplest method used to find an earthquake's epicenter?
a) The Richter scale b) the S-P time method c) the Mercalli Scale d) the ground motion method
scale used to measure earthquake strength
a) Richter b) Mercalli c) d)
tracing of earthquake motion that is created by a seismograph
a) wiggle lines b) seismogram c) d)
Another word for an earthquake's strength is its
a) focus b) epicenter c) intensity d) magnitude
instrument that records vibrations in the ground and determines the location and strength of an earthquake
a) seismograph b) seismogram c) d)
a point on the Earth's surfrace directly above an earthquake's starting point
a) epicenter b) focus c) d)
How much more ground motion does an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 have than one with a magnitude of 4.0
a) 2 times as much b) 10 times as much c) 100 times as much d) 1000 times as much
scale used to measure earthquake damage
a) Richter b) Mercalli c) d)
point along a fault at which the first motion of an earthquake occurs
a) focus b) epicenter c) d)
Illinois has experienced earthquakes
a) False b) True c) d)
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