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Chapter 8 & 9 Concept Questions and Vocabulary
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What is a fault?
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2. Describe the cause of earthquakes.
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3. What is an earthquake?
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4. List the two categories of seismic waves.
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5. Describe the two different ways to measure the size of an earthquake.
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6. What destructive events can be triggered by and earthquake?
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7. What physical changes have been used in the attempt to predict earthquakes?
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3.
List the three types of plate boundaries.
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4. What theory proposes that Earth’s outer shell consists of a number of rigid slabs?
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5. What is seafloor spreading?
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6. What is a subduction zone? What types of plate boundaries have busduction zones?
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7. What drives the slow movement of the plates and the convection in the mantle?
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Chapter 8 & 9 Concept Questions and Vocabulary
Name:_______________________________Date:___________________
1. Earthquake:
2. Epicenter:
3. Fault:
4. Focus:
5. Foreshock:
6. Lithosphere:
7. Moment magnitude:
8. P-wave:
9. Seismic gap:
10. Seismogram:
11. Seismograph:
12. Surface wave:
13. S-wave:
14. Tsunami:
15. Convective flow:
16. Convergent boundary:
17. Divergent boundary:
18. Plate tectonics:
19. Seafloor spreading:
20. Subduction zone:
21. Transform fault boundary:
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