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What is the fastest moving seismic wave?
a) primary wave
b) secondary wave
c) surface wave
d) all move at the same speed

How many circles does it take to determine the epicenter of an earthquake?
a) 1
b) 3
c) 5
d) 7

Which seismic wave originates from the epicenter?
a) primary wave
b) secondary wave
c) surface wave
d) none of the above

What seismic wave moves by expanding and compressing the earth like a slinky?
a) primary wave
b) secondary wave
c) surface wave
d) both primary and secondary waves

What is the name of the scale that measures the strength of an earthquake?
a) Saffir-Simpson scale
b) Fujita scale
c) Richter scale
d) Ricer scale

Which seismic wave moves like the Super Dooper Looper?
a) primary wave
b) secondary wave
c) surface wave
d) both secondary and surface waves

If an earthquake occurs under the ocean, what can it create?
a) hurricane
b) tidal wave
c) tsunami
d) none of the above

The wider the markings on the seismograph, the ____________ the earthquake.
a) stronger
b) weaker
c) same strength of
d) none of the above

The point underground where the earthquake originates is called?
a) epicenter
b) focus
c) primary
d) richter

What is the slowest moving type of seismic wave?
a) primary wave
b) secondary wave
c) surface wave
d) secondary and surface waves

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