Quiz On Earthquakes Questions

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Earthquake Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The place at which the shock waves first reach the earth’s surface is known as the.....
  • 2. 
    Earthquakes occur when energy that has been built up between tectonic plate margins is released.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What components are used to measure earthquakes today?
    • A. 

      Seismograph

    • B. 

      Climograph

    • C. 

      Magnitude scale

    • D. 

      Richter scale

  • 4. 
    What are some factors influencing the impact of earthquakes?
    • A. 

      strength of earthquake

    • B. 

      Distance from epicentre

    • C. 

      Level of preparation

    • D. 

      Population density

    • E. 

      Time of day

    • F. 

      Season

  • 5. 
    What is a tsunami?
    • A. 

      A big tidal wave

    • B. 

      Ocean waves caused by underwater movement

    • C. 

      A mountain or hill that can erupt with lava

  • 6. 
    Effects of an earthquake can be divided into 3 categories.....
  • 7. 
    What are primary effects?
    • A. 

      Effects directly related to the earthquake

    • B. 

      Short term effects of the earthquake

    • C. 

      long term effects of the earthquakes

    • D. 

      Effects that do not matter

  • 8. 
    Short term effects of an earthquake are called...
  • 9. 
    Tertiary effects are direct effects of an earthquake.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Where do less destructive earthquakes occur?
    • A. 

      Where it is winter on the globe

    • B. 

      In the centre of the plate

    • C. 

      Where there is no plate covering the area

    • D. 

      Away from plate margins

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