New building techniques, like __________ protect buildings and make structures safer during earthquakes.
Which example best illustrates a normal fault?
An elevated, large, flat area of land is known as a
large, flat, elevated area of land
Vibrations that carry energy through the Earth during an earthquake
Video Question: If the Canary Islands collapse, they would wipe out the
Great Wall of China
entire east coast of the U.S.
whole area of the Middle East
Mall of America
Geologists today use the ________ scale for measuring the strength of an earthquake
Which of the following stresses causes anticlines and synclines?
Measurement of an earthquake’s strength
Fault block mountains are created by
Which type of friction will cause the highest energy earthquake?
Video Question: 66 million years ago an asteroid generated a wave as high as the _____ and killed all the _____.
Empire State Building, mastadons
Statue of Liberty, trilobytes
Washington Monument, buffalo
How Big Do Tsunami's Get?
Video Question: Mega tsunamis are caused by
The best place to build a home in an earthquake prone area is
on compacted soil
on solid rock
on a reef
It is important to locate an epicenter so that we can find the
What type fault is created by the stress of shearing?
Which of the following is not a type of stress:
Force that acts on a rock to change its shape or volume
Video Question: Which normal tsunami generated the highest waves?
Which of the following is a syncline?
Point on the surface directly above the focus
The scales for monitoring earthquakes have changed over the years because
more accurate seismographs have been invented
mechanical seismographs were short range
ratings based on amounts of damage varied by location
all of the above
When protecting yourself during an earthquake you should
run away very fast
drop, cover and hold
hide in a bathtub
panic and scare others
Which of the following is not a factor that can increase earthquake damage?
Of the three major type of seismic waves, which is the last to arrive and causes most damage?
Surface waves (L)
Break in the crust where slabs of rocks slip past each other
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