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11. earthquakes_06 - OBJECTIVES FOR EARTHQUAKES 1) What was...

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OBJECTIVES FOR EARTHQUAKES 1) What was the most destructive earthquake in history, and what was the first predicted earthquake in history? - Most destructive: 1556 Sheshi, China – 830,000 killed 1 st Predicted: 1975 Liaoning Province, China 2) What type of strain (brittle, ductile, or elastic) is most important in creating earthquakes? Elastic is most important, elastic rebound. 3) Where do most earthquakes occur in a specific/local sense, and what is the difference between the focus and the epicenter of an earthquake? Earthquakes occur along faults. Focus – The point where the strain is released (along a fault deep in earth interior) Epicenter – The point on surface above the focus. 4) Where do most earthquakes occur in a general/global sense? Most common along plate boundaries. 5) What are the four modes of generation for earthquakes? 1. Tectonic Earthquakes 2. Volcanic Earthquakes 3. Collapse Earthquake 4. Explosive Earthquakes. 6) What type of plate boundary produces earthquakes with the deepest foci?
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