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Geology 141 Norrie: Emâ &ï¬ Quiz 5: Earthquakes
Multiple choice (I!!! pte, 1|] pts.eaeh). (little the best answer. 1. Which of the following describes the mechanism that produces an earthquake?
e. Richter release- Qelastie rebound
c. plastic defomtation
d. Mercelii scaling 2. When an earthquake occurs. energy radiates in all dilecï¬one from its source. which
is referred to as the eerthqnalte's:
e. Benioff zone
d. erogenous zone
e. Curie point 3. The distance-between a seimnologieel-reoertlieg station and the. place an earthquake
occurs is determined from the:
matriculation of earthquake magnitude h intensityr oftheeuthqoeke
.differenee m the recordedarrival times-ofP end S wavesa-tme station @Ienge: of the eeismic record 4. Which one of the following slatemrmts is true concerning primary (P) Waves?
Particles in the were move in the same direction as the wave
. They navel slower than S waves.
e. They cannot be recorded on a seismograph.
:1. They travel slowerthan sulfece waves. 5. The instrument that records earthquake events is celled: @ a eeismograph
e an epigraph 6. Slow continue] movement that occurs along some fault zones is referrer! to as:
Q) eeisnï¬c creep
d. strike-slip ...
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