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Unformatted text preview: 12. Based on data for the period from 1947 to 1980, the continent of experienced the greatest loss of life from natural disasters. A. Asia D. North America B. Europe E. South America C. Africa 13. Which of the following wave types travels slowest through rock? A. They all travel with the same velocity. B. body waves I C. S—waves D. P-waves B. surface waves 14. The present human population of the world is a little more than A. one trillion D. 60 billion B. 100 billion E. 500 million C. 6 billion 15. The point below the Earth's surface where the fault first ruptures is called the A. epicenter C. ethnocenter B. hypocenter D. depocenter 16. As seen in the movie ”tsunami" coastal regions with topographic relief suffered the amount of destruction. A. low / greatest B. low / least C. tsunami effects were independent of land shore morphology D. steep / greatest 17. The Richter Scale is set up so that for every increase in the amplitude of the recorded seismic wave, the Richter magnitude increases one number, e.g., from 4 to 5. A. eight-fold D. two-fold B. ten—fold E. four-fold C. hundred-fold 18. The law of gravity states that two bodies attract each other with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the of the distance between them. A. first power C. cube i B. square D. square root ...
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