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PART I: Earthquakes Lecture Review

Instructions: Choose the best answer for the questions

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What structure do earthquakes happen along?

Select one:

a. Dikes

b. Joints

c. Faults

d. Unconformities

e. Folds

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In which order do earthquake waves arrive at a seismic station?

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a. P-waves, then S-waves, then surface waves

b. S-waves, then P-waves, then surface waves

c. S-waves, then surface waves, then P-waves

d. Surface waves, then P-waves, then S-waves

e. Surface waves, then S-waves, then P-waves

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Of the choices below, which choice is not associated with earthquake destruction?

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a. Fires

b. High winds

c. Mass wasting

d. Trembling Earth

e. Tsunami

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Which of the earthquake waves listed below cause the most amount of damage during a seismic event?

Select one:

a. P-waves

b. S-waves

c. Surface waves

d. All cause equal amounts of damage

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Which of the following earthquake waves cause the material they pass through to compress and extend?

Select one:

a. P-waves

b. S-waves

c. Surface waves

d. All of the above

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PART II: Exploration of the USGS Earthquakes Website

INSTRUCTIONS: The following questions will need you to go to the following website:  


http://earthquakes.usgs.gov

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Go to the website http://earthquakes.usgs.gov, then CLICK ON THE LINK on that page titled "Significant Earthquakes, Past 30 Days". (Hint: The link is sitting towards the middle right hand side of the page). You will then see a list of earthquakes on the left side of the screen and a map showing earthquake epicenters on the right side of the screen.

How many significant earthquakes have occurred within the last 30 days according to this map?

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Continue looking at the map with the earthquake epicenters. Which region on the map from the list below has the most earthquakes?

Select one:

a. Atlantic ocean

b. Pacific ocean

c. Indian ocean

d. Arctic Ocean

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This question will require your knowledge of Plate Boundaries from Module 3. What type of plate boundary most commonly surrounds the Pacific Plate?

Select one:

a. Transform boundary

b. Divergent boundary

c. Convergent boundary

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