Understanding Earth

Geology/Geography/Oceanography/Atmospheric Sciences

Quiz 13 :

Earthquakes

Quiz 13 :

Earthquakes

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What does the elastic rebound theory describe?
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Energy waves that are released during an earthquake are called
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D

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What is the maximum amount of slip on a fault during an earthquake?
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The moment magnitude of an earthquake is proportional to
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How many seismograph stations are needed to locate the epicenter of an earthquake?
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What type of seismic waves are S waves?
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How do rock particles move during the passage of an S wave through the rock?
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Rocks that undergo elastic deformation will
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Approximately how many magnitude 7 earthquakes occur each year?
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Who developed the procedure used to measure the size of an earthquake?
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Which of the following statements regarding aftershocks is true?
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The ground motion during a Richter magnitude 8 earthquake is ______ times greater than the ground motion during a Richter magnitude 6 earthquake.
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Which of the following correctly lists the order in which seismic waves arrive at a seismograph station?
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Which of the following types of waves is a compressional sound wave?
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An earthquake's Richter magnitude is based on
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The amount of ground displacement in an earthquake is called the
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The energy released during a magnitude 8 earthquake is approximately ______ times larger than the energy released during a magnitude 6 earthquake.
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If an earthquake occurred in Seattle,Washington,how long would it take for the first seismic waves to arrive at a seismograph station in Miami,Florida,approximately 5000 kilometers away?
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Which of the following types of seismic waves are the slowest?
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Which of the following types of seismic waves arrive at a seismograph first?
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