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Science 8 Chapter 9 Lesson 1

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  • Q1
    Which seismic waves generally cause the most earthquake damage?
    secondary
    primary
    surface
    30s
  • Q2
    In triangulation, scientists locate earthquakes using data from how many seismometers?
    only one
    at least three
    two
    60s
  • Q3
    The location directly above an earthquake's focus is its
    fault.
    epicenter.
    plate.
    60s
  • Q4
    A fault where two blocks of rock slide past each other is a
    reverse fault.
    normal fault.
    strike-slip fault.
    60s
  • Q5
    the poit where an earthquake begins
    focus
    earthquake risk
    S-waves
    P-waves
    60s
  • Q6
    cause particles to move at right angles relative to the direction the wave travels
    S-waves
    focus
    earthquake risk
    P-waves
    60s
  • Q7
    a measure of earthquake magnitude
    Mercalli scale
    Richter scale
    earthquake risk
    focus
    60s
  • Q8
    a measure of damage done by an earthquake
    Richter scale
    focus
    earthquake risk
    Mercalli scale
    60s
  • Q9
    based partly on the earthquake history of an area
    P-waves
    S-waves
    focus
    earthquake risk
    60s
  • Q10
    first waves felt in an earthquake
    S-waves
    earthquake risk
    P-waves
    focus
    60s
  • Q11
    Primary earthquake waves
    arrive first at seismic stations.
    travel only through liquids.
    shake rock from side to side.
    are the slowest seismic waves.
    60s
  • Q12
    Which statement is true of secondary earthquake waves?
    They are slower than P-waves.
    They travel through liquids and solids.
    They cause the most damage.
    They arrive last at seismic stations.
    60s
  • Q13
    What is the spot on the surface above where an earthquake starts?
    the fault
    the focus
    the plate boundary
    the epicenter
    60s
  • Q14
    Which seismic wave cause the more damage then any other type?
    moment magnitude
    focus
    normal
    suface
    60s
  • Q15
    What do seismologists use to locate the epicenter of an earthquake?
    triangulation
    normal
    geology
    modified Mercalli
    60s

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