Earthquake Faults And Waves Question Preview (ID: 35690)


The Differences In Types Of Faults And Types Of Waves.

Why are earthquakes common occurrences in California?
a) California is located on a solid granite sheet.
b) California is constantly pounded by waves from the Pacific Ocean.
c) California is located on a tectonic plate boundary.
d) California is built on ancient sand bars from ancient oceans.

In triangulation, scientists locate earthquakes using data from _____ seismometers
a) two
b) only one
c) at least three
d) It doesn't matter

The type of fault in which two blocks slide horizontally past each other in opposite directions.
a) strike-slip
b) normal
c) reverse
d) None of the above

The type of fault in which forces pull two blocks of rocks apart. One block moves up and the other moves down.
a) strike-slip
b) normal
c) reverse
d) none of the above

The type of fault in which forces push two blocks together.
a) strike-split
b) normal
c) reverse
d) none of the above

The fault that is most commonly found on transform plate boundaries.
a) strike-slip
b) normal
c) reverse
d) none of the above

The fault that is most commonly found on divergent plate boundaries.
a) strike-slip
b) normal
c) reverse
d) none of the above

The fault that is most commonly found on convergent plate boundaries.
a) strike-slip
b) normal
c) reverse
d) none of the above

The fastest waves to be detected and reported.
a) primary
b) secondary
c) surface
d) none of the above

Waves that cause particles to vibrate perpendicular to the direction the wave travels
a) primary
b) secondary
c) surface
d) none of the above

The type of wave that causes particles to move in a rolling motion and therefore, causes the most damage.
a) primary
b) secondary
c) surface
d) none of the above

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