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What is the best thing to do if you are inside when an earthquake begins?
a) store food and water
b) crouch under a table or desk
c) drive away in your car
d) run outside

a weight located at the bottom of a building to help offset building movement
a) active tendon system
b) mass damper
c) retrofitting
d) base isolator

measurement of how likely an area is to have damagaing earthquakes
a) flexible pipe
b) gap hypothesis
c) seismic gap
d) earthquake hazard

process of making older structures more earthquake resistant
a) retrofitting
b) mass damper

area along a fault where relatively few earthquakes have occurred recently but where strong earthquakes have occurred in the past
a) earthquake hazard zone
b) seismic gap

When should you return to your home after an earthquake?
a) as soon as the shaking stops
b) when you get hungry
c) when the aftershocks begin
d) when someone in aurthority tells you to

something that helps keep water and gas lines from breaking in an earthquake
a) navigation system
b) base isolator
c) flexible pipe

hypothesis based on the idea that a major earthquake is morelikely to occur along the part of an active fault where no earthquakes have occurred for a certain period of time
a) earthquake hypothesis
b) gap hypothesis

a weight located at the bottom of a building to countreract building movement
a) mass cement
b) retrofitting
c) mass damper

something that acts as a shock absorber for a building during an earthquake
a) base isolator
b) flexible pipe
c) Parkerson retrofitter

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