# Test Your Knowledge On Earthquakes

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This is to test your knowledge on earthquakes, there is also some questions in here on tectonic plates too.

• 1.

• A.

Two plates rub together casing one to melt forming an earthquake

• B.

A vibration is made by a volcano causing an earthquake

• C.

Two plates rub together causing vibrations causing an earthquake to start

C. Two plates rub together causing vibrations causing an earthquake to start
Explanation
Earthquakes are caused by the movement and interaction of tectonic plates. When two plates rub against each other, they create friction and pressure. This friction and pressure build up over time until it is released in the form of vibrations, which we perceive as an earthquake. Therefore, the correct answer is that two plates rubbing together cause vibrations, which in turn cause an earthquake to start.

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• 2.

### Most earthquakes occur at the plate ..........

boundaries
edges
rim
Explanation
Earthquakes primarily occur at the boundaries of tectonic plates, where the plates interact and cause stress and friction. These boundaries can be classified into different types such as convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries. The movement and collision of these plates create seismic activity, resulting in earthquakes. Additionally, earthquakes can also occur along the edges or rims of these plates, where the stress and pressure buildup is released. Therefore, the correct answer is boundaries, edges, and rim.

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• 3.

### The Earth is made up of an inner core, outer core,.......... and crust. These are the different layers in the Earth?

mantle
Explanation
The mantle is one of the different layers in the Earth. It is located between the outer core and the Earth's crust. The mantle is composed of solid rock and is the thickest layer of the Earth. It plays a crucial role in the movement of tectonic plates and the convection currents that drive plate tectonics. The mantle is also responsible for the formation of volcanoes and earthquakes.

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• 4.

### What plate is known as The Ring of Fire?

• A.

Nazca

• B.

Antarctic

• C.

Pacific

• D.

North American

• E.

Cocos

C. Pacific
Explanation
The Pacific plate is known as The Ring of Fire because it is the most seismically active plate boundary in the world. It is surrounded by a large number of active volcanoes and experiences frequent earthquakes. This region, known as The Ring of Fire, stretches along the coasts of North and South America, Asia, and Oceania, forming a ring of intense tectonic activity. The Pacific plate's movements and interactions with other plates result in the formation of volcanic arcs, deep-sea trenches, and mountain ranges, making it a significant plate in terms of geologic activity.

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• 5.

### What is the energy called which builds up before an earthquake is set of?

• A.

Foreshocks

• B.

Amplification

• C.

Asperity

• D.

Attenuation

• E.

Divergent

A. Foreshocks
Explanation
Foreshocks are small tremors that occur before a larger earthquake. These smaller tremors are caused by the release of stress along the fault line, which gradually builds up before the main earthquake. The energy released during foreshocks is a precursor to the main earthquake event, serving as a warning sign that a larger earthquake is imminent. Therefore, foreshocks are the energy that builds up before an earthquake is set off.

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