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Most earthquakes occur along the edges of
a) tectonic plates b) seismic gaps c) wave boundaries d) epicenters
What kind of deformation leads to earthquakes?
a) plastic deformation b) elastic deformation c) convergent deformation d) shear deformation
Which of the following is NOT a fault that leads to an earthquake?
a) abnormal fault b) normal fault c) reverse fault d) strike-slip fault
The waves of energy from earthquakes that travel through Earth are called
a) earthquake waves b) transform waves c) gap waves d) seismic waves
The epicenter of an earthquake is the point on Earth's surface
a) directly below the focus b) directly above the earthquake's focus c) above the seismic gap d) where the damage is lightest
The strength of an earthquake is determined by the
a) type of fault on which it occurs b) gap hypothesis c) amount of damage it causes d) amount of ground motion
What scale is used to measure the strength of an earthquake?
a) seismogram b) gap hypothesis c) Richter magnitude d) Modified Mercalli Intensity
The intensity of an earthquake is partially determined by the
a) type of fault of which it occurs b) gap hypothesis c) amount of damage it causes d) amount of ground motion
A measure of how likely an area is to experience an earthqiake is its
a) earthquake-zone level b) Mercalli Intensity level c) seismic-gap level d) earthquake-hazard level
One way to forcast earthquakes in a place is to observe their past
a) strength and intensity b) strength and frequency c) frequency and intensity d) magnitude
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