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Grade 9 Tectonics
What type of fault does the diagram represent?
Fault - Normal
  1. ring
  2. normal
  3. reverse
  4. strike-slip
Grade 9 Tectonics
What type of fault does the diagram represent?
Fault - Strike-Slip
  1. ring
  2. normal
  3. reverse
  4. strike-slip
Grade 9 Tectonics
What type of fault does the diagram represent?
Fault - Thrust
  1. ring
  2. normal
  3. reverse
  4. strike-slip
Grade 9 Tectonics
Grade 9 Tectonics
The Andes Mountain Range and Andean Volcanic Belt line the western side of South America. Based on this information and the map, which statement best describes the plate boundary interaction along the west coast of South America?
Tectonic Plates With Labels
  1. the Nazca plate is subducting under the South American plate
  2. the South American plate is subducting under the Nazca plate
  3. the Nazca plate and South American plate interact along a transform boundary
  4. the South American plate and Nazca plate interact along a divergent boundary
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
Grade 9 Tectonics
An earthquake focus is also known as a                .
  1. hypocenter
  2. hypercenter
  3. hydrocenter
  4. hydracenter
Grade 9 Tectonics
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
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