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Insrument that records vibrations and determines location and strength of an earthquake.
a) siesmograph
b) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale
c) Richter magnitude scale
d) seismogram

Tracing of earthquake motion.
a) siesmogram
b) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale
c) Richter magnitude scale
d) siesmograph

Scale used to measure earthquake damage.
a) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale
b) siesmogram
c) siesmograph
d) Richter magnitude scale

Point along a fault at which the first motion of an earthquake occurs.
a) Focus
b) Seismic wave
c) Tectonic Plate
d) Epicenter

Point on the Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's starting point.
a) Epicenter
b) Seismic wave
c) Tectonic Plate
d) Focus

Scale used to measure earthquake strength.
a) Richter magnitude scale
b) siesmogram
c) siesmograph
d) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

The simpliest method used to find an earthquake's epicenter.
a) S-P time method
b) The Richter method
c) The Mercalli Scale
d) The ground motion method

Another word for an earthquake's strength.
a) magnitude
b) focus
c) epicenter
d) intensity

How much more ground motion occurs with a 6.0 earthquake than with a 4.0 earthquake?
a) 100 times as much
b) 20 times as much
c) 2 times as much
d) 10 times as much

When finding the epicenter of an earthquake, seismologists look at the data from this many seismograph stations.
a) 3
b) 2
c) 4
d) 1

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