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Earthquakes Spring 08 Test 1 Page 4

Earthquakes Spring 08 Test 1 Page 4 - 19 As seen in the...

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Unformatted text preview: 19. As seen in the movie "forces of nature", earthquake activity along the North Anatolian fault, Turkey, has been advancing towards the A. West C. North B. East D. South 20. Which of the following disasters has the highest probability of causing a "LOUD—fatality event" each year? A. a hurricane D. a volcanic eruption B. a tornado E. aflood C. an earthquake 21. The captain of a ship tells you that he once experienced a huge tsunami while sailing in the Pacific Ocean several hundred miles from any landmass. You decide that this sounds a little farfetched because A. tsunami usually occur only in the Indian Ocean and Caribbean Sea B. the ship could not have survived passing through a major tsunami in the open ocean C. earthquakes do not occur in deep ocean waters D. tsunami are rarely felt in deep water because they have long wavelengths and low heights E. the captain did not describe any tremors or shaking associated with an earthquake 22. The Pacific plate subducts along edges and creates enormous earthquakes, such as the 1923 Tokyo seism. A. its northern and eastern B. all of its _ C. its southern and western D. its northern and western E. its southern and eastern 23.‘ The reflectivity of the Earth's surface is also called its A. albedo D. insolation B. heat capacity E. dielectric constant C. magnitude 24. A descending slab of oceanic lithosphere is defined by A. a line of shallow earthquake locations B. a cluster of shallow earthquakes occurring over time C. a hotspot D. All of these are correct. B. an inclined plane of deep earthquakes ...
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