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The shock absorber for seismic waves
a) seismogram
b) fault
c) focus
d) mass damper

The method used to find an earthquake\'s epicenter
a) S-P time method
b) aftershocks
c) search
d) graph plotting

The area where few earthquakes have happened but probably will in the future
a) Seismic gap
b) gap hypothesis
c) fault
d) focus

The theory that a major earthquake is likely along a fault where no earthquakes have occured recently
a) gap hypothesis
b) S-P time method
c) aftershocks
d) seismic gap

The weaker earthquakes that follow stronger earthquakes
a) aftershocks
b) focus
c) mass damper
d) foreshocks

What is the focus?
a) point inside the Earth where an earthquake begins
b) the main area of destruction
c) a crack in the earths crust
d) point on the surface directly above the epicenter

What type of fault does a convergent boundary create
a) Normal
b) Reverse
c) Strike-Slip
d) Transform

What type of fault does a divergent boundary create?
a) Normal
b) Reverse
c) Strike-Slip
d) Transform

What type of fault does a transfrom boundary create?
a) Strike-Slip
b) Normal
c) Reverse
d) Big

What is the process of making older structures more earthquake resistant?
a) retrofitting
b) construction
c) updating
d) flipping

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