Quiz 3 Solutions

Quiz 3 Solutions - EAS/ENGR 1220 Quiz 3 Spring 2012...

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EAS/ENGR 1220 Quiz 3 Spring 2012 Name ___Solutions_______________ 3/10/11 1) The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812, as well as continuing earthquake activity in the central U.S., is thought to be associated with: a. distributed stress along the North America-Pacific plate boundary b. stresses associated with de-glaciation in the central U.S. c. an ancient buried rift system d. reactivation of an Atlantic fracture zone 2) A credible earthquake prediction must contain all of the following EXCEPT: a. estimate of expected damage b. time of event c. probability of event actually occurring d. location of event e. magnitude of event 3) Which of the following is NOT characteristic of “hot spots”: a. association with linear chains of volcanic islands/seamounts b. basaltic volcanism c. appear to be fixed relative to motion of lithospheric plates d. only occur in oceanic plates 4) Isoseismals for the 1811-1812 earthquake near New Madrid, Missouri cover a much larger area that the same isoseismal contours for the 1906 San Francisco earthquake because:
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