Earthquake Questions: Can You Really Answer? Trivia Quiz

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Earthquake Questions: Can You Really Answer? Trivia Quiz

Looking for an interesting way to test your knowledge about Earthquakes? Can you answer these earthquake questions? For this quiz, should know what the shaking of the earth’s crust caused by a release of energy is called. Do you know what point the first movement occurs during an earthquake is called, and what instrument detects and records waves? What is a minor earthquake that follows a larger one? This quiz is all about earthquakes. Enjoy the ride and don’t have an aftershock.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The shaking of the Earths crust caused by a release of energy is an ___________.
  • 2. 
    A break in the lithospere where a movement has occured is a _________.
  • 3. 
    The point at which the first movement occurs during and earthquake is the _________.
  • 4. 
    The point on Earths surcface directly aboce the focus of an earthquake is the ___________.
  • 5. 
    ________ _______ are waves of energy that travel from the focus of an earthquake through the material of Earths body P and S waves are types of body waves.
  • 6. 
    __ _______ are body waves that squeeze and stretch rock materials as they pass through the Earth also known as a Primary wave.
  • 7. 
    _ _______ are body waves that cause particles of rock to move at right angles from the direction the waves are traveling.
  • 8. 
    __________ ________ is earthquake waves that travel along Earths surface; love waves and Rayleigh Waves are two kinds of them.
  • 9. 
    A _____________ is an instrument that detects and records waves produced by earthquakes.
  • 10. 
    A ___________ is the recording of an earthquake made by a seismograph.
  • 11. 
    _____________ is the measure of the amount of energy released in an earthquake.
  • 12. 
    ___________ is a temporary state in which loose soil and rock materials take on the property of a liquid due to shanking.
  • 13. 
    _____________ is a smaller earthquake that fallows a larger one.
  • 14. 
    A __________ is a large ocean wave that results from an underwater earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption.
  • 15. 
    A _____________ ______ is an area along a seismically active fault where no earthquake activity has occured over a period of time.
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