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Where do most earthquakes and volcanoes occur?
a) middle of the plates
b) on land
c) plate boundaries
d) in the ocean

Earthquakes are formed when
a) lithospheric plates move past each other creating pressure
b) land plates move past each other creating pressure
c) ocean plates move past each other creating pressure
d) plates move around each other and do not create pressure

Earthquakes occur when lithospheric plates
a) converge
b) all of the above
c) tranform
d) diverge

The San Andreas fault is an example of a
a) strike slip fault
b) divergent fault
c) normal fault
d) reverse falt

The center of a earthquake is called
a) epicenter
b) middle
c) richter scale
d) magnitude

Earthquakes occur
a) once a month
b) one a week
c) every second
d) everyday

When rocks experience larges amounts of pressure
a) they melt
b) they break or shift
c) they get smaller
d) they stay strong

a) is molten rock underground
b) is a metamorphic rock
c) is a mineral
d) is molten rock above ground

magma is
a) molten rock underground
b) is sedimentary rock
c) is a mineral
d) molten rock above ground

When rocks build pressure and it is suddenly released
a) a earthquake forms
b) landslide forms
c) a epicenter forms
d) a volcano forms

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