Earthquakes Spring 08 Test 2 Page 6

Earthquakes Spring 08 Test 2 Page 6 - 33 Many of the deaths...

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Unformatted text preview: 33. Many of the deaths at Mt. St. Helens on May 18, 1980 were related to A.‘ suffocation from a carbon dioxide cloud Bf an earthquake CL people being overcome by fast-flowing basaltic lava D. ash fall hundreds of miles away E. the effects of lateral blast 34. The New Madrid earthquakes are apparently related to A. Wichita Mountains fiontal—fault system B. the St. Genevieve fault C. the Wabash Valley fault D. the Rough Creek rift E. the Reelfoot rift 35. Today, North America has several small- to medium-sized plates subducting beneath its A. southeastern edge B. edges, all around the North American plate C. western edge D. eastern edge E. northern edge 36. During an earthquake, the ground can be transformed to a slurry as underground water and loose sediment can flow like a fluid in a process known as A. plasticity . D. creep B. liquefaction E. asthenocity C. solifluction 37. When compared to California, seismic energy in the eastern US. is A. transmitted less effectively in the older, more solid rocks B. transmitted more effectively in the younger, more solid rocks C. transmitted less effectively in the younger, more solid rocks I). transmitted more effectively in the older, more solid rocks 38. In 1985, this volcano produced a minor eruption that melted part of a glacier near its summit, sending a lahar down its slopes and killing at least 22,000 people: A. Mt. Mayon, Philippines B. Popocatepetyl, Mexico C. Mont Pelee, Martinique D. Nevado Del Ruiz, Colombia E. Vesuvius, Italy 39. Evidence that the Washington—Oregon coastline has been struck by large earthquakes in the past is A. drowned forests and tsunami records along the Pacific Rim B. frequent and large earthquakes C. ancient lava flows -D_. cracks in the earth E. collapsed buildings...
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