What Do You Know About Earthquakes?

 The ground shakes like a wet dog, and suddenly, our world dances around us in the most terrifying of ways. Earthquakes are among the most violent and scary natural phenomena, and many have found their deaths due to an especially strong one. Can you answer some questions about this powerful natural phenomenon?
 
 
What is the name of the top layer of the earth?
Crust
Mantle
Outer core
 
 
The crust of the earth is composed of:
The crust is one big plate.
The crust is composed of thousands of broken pieces
The crust is divided into 7 bigger and several smaller plates.
 
 
What is the epicenter of an earthquake?
The duration of an earthquake
Place on the earth's surface, exactly above the hypocenter of the earthquake
The Region where the earthquake was felt
 
 
On the Richter earthquake scale, what numbers are 'Light to moderate damage'?
1-2
2-3
6-7
4-5
 
 
Earthquake ground motion is recorded with a...?
Seismogram
Seismograph
 
 
When a earthquakes occurs, it releases energy in the form of waves that radiate from the earthquake source in all directions. Which is the fastest wave?
P-Wave
Surface wave
S-Wave
 
 
When indoors during an earthquake, the safest place to be is...
Under a sturdy piece of furniture
In a bedroom
In a doorway
 
 
True or False: If you are outside during an earthquake you should seek shelter in a building.
True
False
 
 
A good indicator of an impending earthquake is...
Restless pets
Very hot weather
None of these
 
 
If an earthquake hits while driving you should...
Pull over and stay in the car
Pull over and get out of the car
Driver away from the direction of the earthquake
 
 
The most common hazard after an earthquake is:
Tsunami
Fire
Sewer back-up
Debris
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Bravo! Congratulations on acing our Earthquake Quiz! You must have a phenomenal head for geology, science in general and the makings of a career in geological science! In any case, kudos for your ample knowledge of one of this planet's most terrifying events.Bravo! Congratulations on acing our Earthquake Quiz! You must have a phenomenal head for geology, science in general and the makings of a career in geological science! In any case, kudos for your ample knowledge of one of this planet's most terrifying events.
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