The main features of earthquakes

Around 90% of all earthquakes happen in an area known as the “Ring of Fire” which runs around the outside of which ocean?

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True or false? Earthquakes start at a point called the epicentre.

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Earthquakes start at their focus.

Deep earthquakes tend to occur along which type of tectonic plate boundary?

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What is the name for the location which is found immediately above the starting point of an earthquake on the surface?

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Which of the following describes the way that plates move relative to each other along a conservative plate boundary?

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What sort of hazard can be generated by an underwater earthquake?

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True or false? The equipment used to measure and record an earthquake is called a seismogram.

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The device is called a seismometer

What scale previously used to measure earthquakes did the moment magnitude scale replace?

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True or false? The moment magnitude scale uses a logarithmic scale.

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True or false? The Mercalli scale uses numerical values which go from 1 (small earthquake) to 10 (large earthquake)

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It uses Roman numerals.

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What is the name given to an earthquake which occurs after an earlier earthquake?

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The main features of earthquakes
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