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Quiz: Can You Answer These Fundamental Geology Questions? 20

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How many seismographs are required to determine the location of the epicenter of an earthquake?

3
2
4

What is the focus of the epicenter?

The point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus.
Data from 3 seismic statins is used to triangulate the location of the epicenter.
The place within the Earth where energy is released.

Where do most earthquakes occur?

Along Plate Boundaries
Oceanic divergent boundaries
Landslides

All of the following are several examples of earthquake hazards EXCEPT:

Ground Motion
Fire
Tornado

What is the difference in intensity between earthquakes with Richter magnitudes of 5 and 8?

Based on amplitudes of the largest seismic waves.
Data from 3 seismic statins is used to triangulate the location of the epicenter.
An increase of 1 fold increase of 1 on the scale = 10 fold increase in intensity

What is a seismic gap?

Based on amplitudes of the largest seismic waves.
No reliable method
Areas known to be under strain that have not produced earthquakes.

What is the fastest type of seismic wave?

Secondary waves
Primary waves
3 Seismic Stations

What is the focus of an earthquake?

Based on amplitudes of the largest seismic waves.
The point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus.
The place within the Earth where energy is released.

Which type of seismic wave is responsible for causing the most damage?

Surface Wave
Secondary Wave
Seismic Wave

Where do you find the deepest focus earthquakes?

Oceanic divergent boundaries
Continental rifts,collision zones and transforms
All of the above
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