Earthquake info

This is a quiz to test you knowledge on Earthquake Inormation. You should do well if you studied. It is all information we talked about in class Thanks. An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes are recorded with a seismometer, also known as a seismograph. The moment magnitude of an earthquake is conventionally reported, or the related and mostly obsolete Richter magnitude, with magnitude 3 or lower earthquakes being mostly imperceptible and magnitude 7 causing serious damage over large areas. Intensity of shaking is measured on the modified Mercalli scale. At the Earth's surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by a shaking and sometimes displacement of the ground. When a large earthquake epicenter is located offshore, the seabed sometimes suffers sufficient displacement to cause a tsunami. The shaking in earthquakes can also trigger landslides and occasionally volcanic activity. In its most generic sense, the word earthquake is used to describe any seismic event whether a natural phenomenon or an event caused by humans that generates seismic waves. Earthquakes are caused mostly by rupture of geological faults, but also by volcanic activity, landslides, mine blasts, and nuclear experiments. An earthquake's point of initial rupture is called its focus or hypocenter. The term epicenter means the point at ground level directly above this.

Do you Know your Earthquake stuff?Just take the quiz. Soon you'll find out. An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes are recorded with a seismometer, also known as a seismograph. The moment magnitude of an earthquake is conventionally reported, or the related and mostly obsolete Richter magnitude, with magnitude 3 or lower earthquakes being mostly imperceptible and magnitude 7 causing serious damage over large areas. Intensity of shaking is measured on the modified Mercalli scale. At the Earth's surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by a shaking and sometimes displacement of the ground. When a large earthquake epicenter is located offshore, the seabed sometimes suffers sufficient displacement to cause a tsunami. The shaking in earthquakes can also trigger landslides and occasionally volcanic activity. In its most generic sense, the word earthquake is used to describe any seismic event whether a natural phenomenon or an event caused by humans that generates seismic waves. Earthquakes are caused mostly by rupture of geological faults, but also by volcanic activity, landslides, mine blasts, and nuclear experiments. An earthquake's point of initial rupture is called its focus or hypocenter. The term epicenter means the point at ground level directly above this.

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1. First wave to be noticed. Strongest of the 3 seismic waves.
Surface Wave
Secondary Wave
Primary Wave
Tidal wave
2. wave which Can cut through rock. Causes obstacles in its way to vibrate up, creating a right angle
Primary Wave
Surface Wave
Epicenter
Secondary Wave
3. Often the most dangerous wave. Slowest of the three, and is able to knock buildings off their foundations.
Primary Wave
Surface Wave
Atomic Wave
Secondary Wave
4. Point located directly above the focus of an earthquake
Elastic Limit
Meteorite
Epicenter
Trench
5. Outer most layer of earth's struture
Crust
Focus
Core
Mantle
6. Innermost layer of earth's interior
Mantle
Crust
Core
Meteorite
7. area in between the innermost and outermost layers of earth's interior
Core
Epicenter
Crust
Mantle
8. Since scientists have not been able to gather rocks from deep inside the earth, they use these from other planets to see what it may look like inside the iner earth
Focus
Epicenter
Meteorite
Surface Wave
9. true or False, Scientists can find the location of an epicenter?
True
False
10. true or False, Scientists can find the location of an epicenter?
True
False

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