6th grade Earth Science Earthquakes test

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  1. Stress that pulls and stretches rock is called.
    tension
  2. Which type of fault is caused by compression.
    reverse fault
  3. A large area of flat land that has been lifted up above sea-level.
    plateau
  4. Seismic waves that move rocks up and down like a wave in a rope called
    S waves
  5. Which scale is based on the amount f damage an earthquake does.
    Mercalli scale
  6. The place inside the earth where an earth quake starts
    focus
  7. When an earthquake occurs, data from one seismograph can tell you
    how far away the epicenter is
  8. A creep meter measures how far the sides of a fault have
    moved in opposite directions
  9. Where in the United States is there the highest risk of earthquakes.
    along the Pacific coast
  10. A huge ocean wave caused by an earthquake is called a
    tsunami
  11. The stress that pushes rocks in opposite directions is
    shearing
  12. The stress that causes folding is
    compression
  13. The point on the surface directly above the focus of an earthquake is the
    epicenter
  14. A fold in the crust that bends downward into a valley is a
    syncline
  15. The process in which shaking turns soft into mud is
    liquefaction
  16. Does stress add energy to rocks?
    true
  17. Are S waves the fastest seismic waves?
    false
  18. When seismic waves reach a fault, do they bounce off the fault?
    true
  19. Are earthquakes most likely at faults along the boundary between two plates?
    true
  20. Is one of the causes of earthquakes damage is liquefaction?
    true
  21. Be able to identify a fault on a drawing.
    • normal fault
    • reverse fault
    • strike-slip fault
  22. Using a drawing identify which kind of stress is caused by which fault.
    • compression
    • shearing
    • tension
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6th grade Earth Science Earthquakes test
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