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What is an earthquake?
An earthquake is the shaking and vibration of the Earth's crust due to movement of the Earth's plates.
An earthquake is the eruption of molten rock from inside the Earth's crust.
An earthquake is the creation of new land formed by molten rock pushing through gaps in the Earth's crust.
At what sort of plate boundaries might earthquakes take place?
Constructive plate boundaries
Destructive plate boundaries
Conservative plate boundaries
Conservative and destructive plate boundaries
All plate boundaries
What causes earthquakes?
Earthquakes are caused when tension is released inside the Earth's crust.
Earthquakes are caused when humans extract too much material from the Earth's crust.
Earthquakes are caused when the Earth moves closer to the Sun.
Earthquakes are caused when it's very hot in the middle of summer.
Earthquakes are caused when plate boundaries pull away from each other.
The point inside the Earth where the pressure is released is called the:
The point on the Earth's surface that is directly above an earthquake is called the:
Energy released by an earthquake is in the form of:
A seismometer measures what?
The damage caused by an earthquake
The distance of an earthquake from the focus to the epicentre
How big a volcano is
The vibrations caused by an earthquake
The strength or magnitude of an earthquake is measured using what?
What is an aftershock?
Aftershocks are the nightmares and other long-lasting effects that earthquakes have on people who have experienced them
Aftershock is the medical condition where earthquake victims always imagine the earth is shaking, for years after a quake
Aftershocks are the smaller earthquakes that follow the main earthquake
Aftershocks are earthquakes that take place before the main earthquake
An aftershock is the spot on the surface of the Earth's crust that is located immediately above the epicentre of the earthquake
What is a primary effect of an earthquake?
Impacts as a direct result of the ground shaking
Effects on young children
Effects nearest the epicentre
Effects on the landscape