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By analyzing the difference in the time it takes for P and S waves to arrive at a seismograph station, scientists can determine an earthquake's -
a) focus b) L waves c) fault zone d) intensity
The Richter scale expresses an earthquake's
a) magnitude b) location c) speed d) depth
Most injuries during earthquakes are caused by -
a) the collapse of buildings b) cracks in the earth's surface c) the vibration of S waves d) The vibration of P waves
A large seismic sea wave is called -
a) a tsunami b) a P wave c) an L wave d) an S wave
If an earthquake strikes while you are in a car, you should
a) continue driving b) get out of the car c) park the car under a bridge d) stop the car in a clear space and remain in the car
The stae of balance between the thickness of the curst and the depth at which it floats on the asthenosphere is called
a) stress b) isostatic adjustment c) strain d) shearing
Isostatic adjustment causes -
a) earthquakes b) stress c) folding d) all of the above
Which on of the following is not an earthquakes safety tip?
a) Be prepared b) Stay calm c) Stay inside d) Be cautious
Seismic gaps are -
a) Locations where earthquakes have not occured in a period of time b) Locations where there is increased earthquake activity c) the time between P and S waves d) None of the above
Tsunamis are cuases by -
a) underwater earthquakes b) underwater landslides c) underwater sea waves d) All of the above
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