Around 90% of all earthquakes happen in an area known as the “Ring of Fire” which runs around the outside of which ocean?
True or false? Earthquakes start at a point called the epicentre.
Earthquakes start at their focus.
Deep earthquakes tend to occur along which type of tectonic plate boundary?
What is the name for the location which is found immediately above the starting point of an earthquake on the surface?
Which of the following describes the way that plates move relative to each other along a conservative plate boundary?
What sort of hazard can be generated by an underwater earthquake?
True or false? The equipment used to measure and record an earthquake is called a seismogram.
The device is called a seismometer
What scale previously used to measure earthquakes did the moment magnitude scale replace?
True or false? The moment magnitude scale uses a logarithmic scale.
True or false? The Mercalli scale uses numerical values which go from 1 (small earthquake) to 10 (large earthquake)
It uses Roman numerals.
What is the name given to an earthquake which occurs after an earlier earthquake?
The main features of earthquakes
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