Lab Test 2 Questions

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Lab Test 2 Questions
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  1. Whata are the three types of stress?
    • compressional (convergent)
    • tensional (divergent)
    • shearing (transform)
  2. Defomation of the Earth's crust is also called ______.
    Distatorphism
  3. What are the five types of folds?
    • monocline
    • syncline
    • monticline
    • overturned
    • overthrust
  4. What are the five types of faults?
    • normal
    • reverse
    • strike-slip
    • grabben
    • harst
  5. How does Atlanta rank in terms of earthquake risk?
    Moderate
  6. What is the difference between the focus and the epicenter?
    epicenter is at the surface
  7. How do we calculate lagtime?
    S wave-P wave
  8. How do we determine magnitude?
    take the size of the largest s-wave
  9. What were some results of the New madrid Fault and the 1811/1812 earthquakes?
    • the Mississippi flowed backwards
    • Red Foot Lake formed
  10. Sediment that is transplanted in the stream is called ______ and is the main feature of _______ _______!
    Alluvium; channel bars!
  11. What is the probability of an earthquake equation?
    (1/yr flood)x100=% chance
  12. How are oxbow lakes formed?
    they are a product of erosion from meandering streams
  13. What is karst made of ?
    Limestone or Calcium Carbonate (CaCo3)
  14. How is karst formed?
    water dissolves limestone forming karst
  15. what are the major features of karst?
    sinkholes or doline
  16. Who discovered reef formation?
    Charles Darwin
  17. where do glaciers start to form?
    cirques

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