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A fault is
a) a fracture in the Earth where movement has occured
b) a place on Earth where an Earthquake cannot occur
c) the place on Earth's surface where structures move during an earthquake
d) another name for an earthquake

When an Earthquake occurs, energy radiates in all direction from its source, which is called
a) focus
b) epicenter
c) fault
d) seismic center

Earthquakes are usally associated with
a) faults
b) violent weather
c) large citiies
d) the east coast of North America

Which of the following causes earthquakes
a) elastic rebound
b) Richter scale
c) release of heat
d) frictional heating

The hypothesis that explains the release of energy during an earthquake is called the
a) elastic rebound hypothesis
b) Richter hypothesis
c) moment magnitude hypothesis
d) vibration hypothesis

Most earthquakes are produced by the rapid release of which kind of energy stored in rock subjected to great forces
a) elastic
b) chemical
c) thermal
d) mechanical

The adjustments of materials that follow a major earthquake often generate smaller earthquakes called
a) after shocks
b) fore shocks
c) focus shocks
d) body waves

Major earthquakes are sometime preceeded by smaller earthquakes called
a) fore shocks
b) after shocks
c) focus shocks
d) body waves

The slow continuous movement that occus along some fault zones is referred to as
a) creep
b) slip
c) fracture
d) fore shock

The San Francisoc earthquake of 1906 occured along what fault
a) San Andreas
b) San Francisco
c) California
d) Pacific

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