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Seismic Sea Wave
a) P-Wave
b) S-wave
c) Surface Wave
d) Tsunamis

The largest layer of the Earth
a) Inner Core
b) Outer Core
c) Mantle
d) Crust

The magnitude of an earthquake is measured by the ________________.
a) Moho Discontinuity
b) Mercalli Scale
c) Richter Scale
d) Chenoweth Scale

The point on Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake.
a) Crust
b) Surface
c) Epicenter
d) Focus

The point in Earth's interior where the energy is released during an earthquake.
a) Focus
b) Epicenter
c) Inner core
d) Outer Core

The first waves to reach a seismograph.
a) P-Waves
b) S-waves
c) Surface Waves
d) Secondary

The force that pulls rock apart
a) Compression
b) Tension
c) Sheer
d) Stress

The force that causes plates to move sideways past each other.
a) Compression
b) Tension
c) Sheer
d) Stress

The most destructive seismic waves .
a) P-waves
b) S-Waves
c) Surface Waves
d) Primary

The force that squeezes rock together.
a) Compression
b) Tension
c) Sheer
d) Stress

Rocks break along surfaces called____________.
a) Earthquakes
b) Stress
c) Sheer
d) Faults

Vibrations created by rock breaking.
a) Fault
b) Earthquake
c) Stress
d) Shear

A reverse fault happens at convergent boundaries.
a) True
b) False

A normal fault happens a transform boundaries
a) True
b) False

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