Earthquakes

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Seismic waves are recorded and measure by a _________________

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In what order do the three types of seismic waves arrive at a seismograph?

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Which type of seismic waves cause the most damage?

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Which scale measures the magnitude, or size, of an earthquake?

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What are seismic waves?

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A water wave caused by an earthquake is called a __________________.

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Select a method that reduces the damage of earthquakes. 

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What does a seismograph measure?

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What device is used to measure the intensity of an earthquake?

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These waves are the fastest seismic waves and are the first to reach any particular location.

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All of the following are reasons some buildings are damaged more than others during an earthquake EXCEPT....

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What type of seismic wave is the slowest, but causes the most damage?

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Why aren't all earthquakes recorded?

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When scientists map the location of earthquakes, where do they find that most earthquakes happen?

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Engineers are designing a bridge that will better withstand earthquake forces. What is the process called when engineers use a computer to see what happens to their design during an earthquake?

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What theory refers to the movement of Earth's plates

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What event happens when there is a sudden, violent shaking of tectonic plates?

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What are the three types of stresses that occur in the crust? 

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Use elevators when there's an earthquake.

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_____________ is responsible for most of the damage buildings suffer during earthquakes.

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