Earth Physical Geology

Geology/Geography/Oceanography/Atmospheric Sciences

Quiz 10 :
Earthquakes and Earth's Interior

Quiz 10 :
Earthquakes and Earth's Interior

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The ________ is the point of origination for an earthquake.
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B

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Most large earthquakes result from ________.
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D

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Which one of the following statements concerning hypocentres and epicentres is correct?
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C

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________ is the widely accepted explanation for the mechanism that generates earthquakes.
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________ formulated the elastic rebound theory after the ________ earthquake.
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Energy is stored in rocks adjacent to the site of a future earthquake as ________.
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What are the smaller magnitude quakes that follow a major earthquake?
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How does a seismograph detect vibrations from the passing wave front of an earthquake?
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What are the two fundamentally different types of seismic waves?
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What happens inside a rock as a wave front from a P wave passes through?
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What happens inside a rock as a wave front from an S wave passes through?
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Which one of the following statements is correct?
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The most damaging type of earthquake wave for buildings and engineering structures on top of the ground is a surface wave with horizontal motion back and forth parallel to the passing wave front.Which description fits this type of surface wave?
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Which one the following does not propagate through liquids?
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The largest lateral, ground displacement experienced at any location is produced by ________.
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________ have the highest velocities.
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P waves ________.
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Which is the correct relationship for the relative velocities of the different types of seismic waves?
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On a typical seismogram, ________ will show the highest amplitudes.
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Which one of the following statements concerning P waves is true?
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