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aftershock
a) a tremor (or one of a series of tremors) occurring after the main shock of an earthquake b) measures the magnitude of an earthquake c) the point on the Earth\'s surface directly above the focus of an earthquake d) A building mounted on bearings designed to absorb the energy of an earthquake
syncline
a) a downward fold in rock formed by compression in earth\'s crust b) an instrument that records earthquake waves c) A type of seismic wave that compresses and expands the ground d) an upward fold in rock formed by compression of Earth\'s crust
magnitude
a) measure of the energy released during an earthquake b) a relatively flat highland c) an instrument that records earthquake waves d) measures the magnitude of an earthquake
Tension
a) Stress that stretches rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle. b) stress that pushes masses of rock in opposite directions, in a sideways movement c) The block of rock that forms the lower half of the fault d) an instrument that records earthquake waves
shearing
a) stress that pushes masses of rock in opposite directions, in a sideways movement b) Stress that stretches rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle. c) (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body d) effort expended in rubbing one object against another
anticline
a) an upward fold in rock formed by compression of Earth\'s crust b) The block of rock that forms the lower half of the fault c) a downward fold in rock formed by compression in earth\'s crust d) an instrument that records earthquake waves
footwall
a) The block of rock that forms the lower half of the fault b) measures the magnitude of an earthquake c) an instrument that records earthquake waves d) the block of rock above a fault
base-isolated building
a) A building mounted on bearings designed to absorb the energy of an earthquake b) measures the magnitude of an earthquake c) measure of the energy released during an earthquake d) the point on the Earth\'s surface directly above the focus of an earthquake
seismogram
a) the record of an earthquake\'s seismic waves produced by a seismograph b) measure of the energy released during an earthquake c) The block of rock that forms the lower half of the fault d) the point on the Earth\'s surface directly above the focus of an earthquake
Richter scale
a) measures the magnitude of an earthquake b) an instrument that records earthquake waves c) measure of the energy released during an earthquake d) a relatively flat highland
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