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An instrument that measures Earthquake vibrations and their strength
a) seismograph b) seismogram c) magnitude d) intensity
Smaller earthquakes that occur after the main Earthquake are called ______________________.
a) major earthquakes b) aftershocks c) p-waves d)
a large tidal wave caused by strong earthquakes near or in the ocean are called _____________________.
a) surface waves b) tsunamis c) d)
The fastest Earthquake waves are _______________ waves.
a) secondary b) primary c) surface d)
Waves that roll along the surface of the ground are called __________________ waves.
a) surface b) primary c) secondary d)
The ____________________ of an earthquake is determined by the DAMAGE that an earthquake has done to the people, buildings, and the natural environment.
a) magnitude b) intensity c) focus d)
The _________________________ of an earthquake is determined by the strength of the earthquake and is measured by the Richter Scale.
a) magnitude b) intensity c) aftershocks d) epicenter
The point on the surface of the ground directly ABOVE where an earthquake occurs is called the __________________________.
a) focus b) epicenter c) intensity d) magnitude
The ____________________ is the location where the earthquake begins UNDERGROUND and energy is released.
a) focus b) epicenter c) intensity d) magnitude
Which city would suffer the most damage from an EQ?
a) 30 miles from epicenter b) 2 miles from epicenter c) they would be the same d)
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