Fault lines are located in many parts of the world and are closely related to the structure of the Earth. It’s important to understand the causes, impacts and responses to this tectonic activity.
Where do large earthquakes usually happen?
In the centre of plates
On the edges of plates
In the ocean
What is used to measure the strength of earthquakes?
Where is the focus of an earthquake?
The nearest town or city
The point within the earth where the movement took place
The point on the surface of the earth directly above where the movement took place
Which is the most up to date scale for measuring earthquakes?
The Moment Magnitude Scale
The Richter Scale
The Logarithmic Scale
Where would the most damage be caused in an earthquake?
Close to the epicentre
Far away from the epicentre
In rural areas
Where is Haiti?
The Indian Ocean
Which of the following is a social impact of the Haiti earthquake?
30,000 commercial buildings destroyed
Damage to the port
1.3 million made homeless
Which of the following is an economic impact of the Haiti earthquake?
1.3 million people made homeless
Airport and port damaged
Several hospitals collapsed
Which of the following would be a secondary effect of the Haiti earthquake?
Roads being destroyed
Which of the following was a primary response to the Haiti earthquake?
Support for farmers
Temporary field hospitals
The rebuilding of schools