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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 Benioff zone.
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
The type of scientist who reads a seismogram is a
  1. Seismolographist
  2. Gramologist
  3. Geologist
  4. Seismologist
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An earthquake focus is also known as a                .
  1. hypocenter
  2. hypercenter
  3. hydrocenter
  4. hydracenter
Grade 9 Tectonics
A place on a fault that can be the site of a future earthquake is called
  1. Boundary
  2. Seismic gap
  3. Lithospheric plates
  4. Subduction zone
Grade 9 Tectonics
Select the type of boundary and strain that would be associated with a strike-slip fault.
  1. shear and compression
  2. shear and transform
  3. compression and transform
  4. tension and divergent
Grade 9 Tectonics
Grade 9 Tectonics
Grade 9 Tectonics
What kind of plate boundaries form folded mountains?
  1. convergent
  2. divergent
  3. strike- slip
  4. India and Eurasia
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 measure of the amount of energy released in an earthquake.
  1. Momentum Magnitude
  2. Aftershock
  3. Magnitude
  4. Richter Magnitude
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