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Seismic waves that cause particles of rock to move in a back-and-forth motion
a) S waves
b) P waves

The bending, tilting, and breaking of Earth's crust; the change in the shape of rock in response to stress
a) elastic rebound
b) seismology
c) deformation

The sudden return of elastically deformed rock to its undeformed shape
a) elastic rebound
b) deformation
c) seismic waves

Waves of energy that travel through Earth away from an earthquake in all directions
a) P waves
b) seismic waves
c) S waves

The branch of Earth science devoted to studying earthquakes
a) ecology
b) biology
c) chemistry
d) seismology

Which of the following is NOT a type of plate motion?
a) divergent motion
b) rebound motion
c) convergent motion
d) transform motion

A break in Earth's crust along which blocks of crust slide relative to one another is
a) a deformation.
b) a plate.
c) an earthquake.
d) a fault.

Most earthquakes happen at the edges of
a) tectonic plates.
b) earthquake zones.
c) shear waves.
d) elastic deformations.

Which of the following is a types of body wave?
a) surface wave
b) shear wave
c) reverse wave
d) transform wave

Seismic waves that cause particles of rock to move in a side-to-side motion
a) S waves
b) P waves

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