Chapter 10 Vocabulary Quiz (Earthquakes)

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Earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault. It is a known fact that they occur seven hundred times a day in the world but the ones most people know about are the most dangerous ones that pose a risk to the people and animals around them. How wide is your vocabulary when it comes to earthquakes? Take up this quiz from chapter ten and get to find out.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Smaller Earthquake that follows a larger earthquake
  • 2. 
    The shaking of the Earth's crust caused by a release of energy
  • 3. 
    Waves of energy that travel from the focus through the interior of the Earth
  • 4. 
    The point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake
  • 5. 
    Large ocean wave that results from an underwater earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption
  • 6. 
    An area along a seismically active fault where no earthquake activity has occurred over a long period of time
  • 7. 
    An instrument that detects and records waves produced by earthquakes
  • 8. 
    The recording of an earthquake made by a seismograph
  • 9. 
    A temporary state in which loose soil and rock materials take on the properties of a liquid
  • 10. 
    A break in the lithosphere along which movement has occurred
  • 11. 
    The point at which first movement occurs during an earthquake
  • 12. 
    Earthquake waves that travel along the Earth's surface
  • 13. 
    Body waves that squeeze and stretch rock materials as they pass through the Earth
  • 14. 
    Body waves that cause particle of rock to travel at right angles to each other
  • 15. 
    The measure of the amount of energy released during an earthquake
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