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Measurement of how likely an area is to have a damaging earthquake.
a) earthquake hazard
b) gap hypothesis
c) retrofitting
d) seismic gap

Based on the idea that a major earthquake is more likelynalong part of an active fault where no earthquakes have occurred for a certain period of time.
a) gap hypothesis
b) base isolator
c) retrofitting
d) seismic gap

Process of making older structures more earthquake resistant.
a) retrofitting
b) active tendon system
c) earthquake hazard
d) gap hypothesis

Area along a faullt where relatively few earthquakes have occurred but where strong earthquakes have occurred in the past.
a) seismic gap
b) gap hypothesis
c) mass damper
d) retrofitting

Something that helps keep water and gas lines from breaking.
a) flexible pipes
b) base isolator
c) mass damper
d) active tendon system

Acts as a shock absorber.
a) base isolator
b) active tendon system
c) flexible pipes
d) mass damper

A weight at the bottom of a building to help offset movement.
a) active tendon system
b) mass damper
c) flexible pipes
d) base isolator

A weight at the top of a building to help counteract movement.
a) mass damper
b) flexible pipes
c) base isolator
d) active tendon system

What is the best thing to do if you are inside when an earthquake begins?
a) Crouch under a table or a desk
b) Run outside
c) Drive away in your car
d) Check your food and water supply

When should you return to your home after an earthquake?
a) when someone in authority tells you to
b) as soon as the shaking stops
c) after you count to ten
d) before the aftershocks begin

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