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1. What is the primary cause of earthquakes?

2. Which volcanic hazard involves a fast-moving cloud of hot gases, ash, and volcanic matter?

3. What is the main mechanism through which landslides occur?

4. Which of the following is NOT a commonly used method for assessing flood hazard?

5. What term is used to describe a giant ocean wave caused by an underwater earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption?

6. What geological hazard is characterized by the downward and outward movement of rock and soil on a slope?

7. Which factor is most crucial in determining the viscosity of lava and thus the explosiveness of a volcanic eruption?