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Grade 9 Tectonics
The fastest-moving seismic waves produced by an earthquake are called
  1. P waves
  2. S waves
  3. Rayleigh waves
  4. surface waves
Grade 9 Tectonics
Energy waves that produce an earthquake begin at which location on or within Earth?
  1. the epicenter
  2. the seismic gap
  3. the focus
  4. the shadow zone
Grade 9 Tectonics
Grade 9 Tectonics
The circum-Pacific belt is another name given to...
  1. Seismic gaps
  2. The Pacific Ocean
  3. The Ring of Fire
  4. The Benoiff Zone
Grade 9 Tectonics
What kind of plate boundaries form folded mountains?
  1. convergent
  2. divergent
  3. strike- slip
  4. India and Euroasia
Grade 9 Tectonics
Grade 9 Tectonics
Grade 9 Tectonics
The geographic rearranging of the continents on the earth's surface due to plate tectonics is known as what?
  1. Pangea
  2. Continental tectonics
  3. Continental Drift
  4. Inter continental landmass deviation
Grade 9 Tectonics
The measure of the amount of energy released in an earthquake.
  1. Momentum Magnitude
  2. Aftershock
  3. Magnitude
  4. Richter Magnitude
Grade 9 Tectonics
What is a fault?
  1. the point inside Earth at which an earthquake occurs
  2. the point on Earth's surface directly above the earthquake focus
  3. a fracture in Earth along which movement has occurred
  4. a fracture in Earth along which NO movement has occurred
Grade 9 Tectonics
The Indian Plate pushing against the Eurasian Plate is the reason why we have
  1. the European Alps
  2. the Himalayas
  3. the Rocky Mountains
  4. Yosemite
Grade 9 Tectonics
Cracks in the earth's crust are called
  1. moraines.
  2. continental shelves.
  3. plates.
  4. faults.
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