How Much Do You Know About Earthquakes?

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Question 1/12

haruth.com
What can cause an earthquake?
Powerful movements of rocks in the Earth's crust
Large animals in a stampede
Ocean currents
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Question 2/12

legoengineering.com
What is the name of the tool used to measure an earthquake's magnitude?
Compass
Seismometer
Barometer
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Question 3/12

exponent.com
When breaks in the earth's crust release energy, they move in the form of ____.
Zig zag patterns
Waves
Point forces
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Question 4/12

i-fink.com
Take a guess! The National Earthquake Information Center records an average of ____ earthquakes every year around the world.
500
7,000
20,000
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Question 5/12

wilderspin.net
Where do almost 80% of all the world's earthquakes occur?
Southeast Asia
In the Northern Hemisphere
Along the rim of the Pacific Ocean
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Question 6/12

alan.com
What can an undersea earthquake trigger?
Typhoon
Tropical Storm
Tsunami
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Question 7/12

wilderspin.net
Which U.S. state is the most earthquake-prone state?
Hawaii
California
Alaska
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Question 8/12

torbenespersen.dk
How many moving plates are on the earth's surface? (The pressure increase from these shifting plates cause breaks that result in earthquakes.)
7
20
28
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Question 9/12

survivethat.com
True or False: Earthquakes on one side of the earth can shake the other side.
True
False
This has never been investigated scientifically.
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Question 10/12

thetruthdenied.com
True or False: Oil extraction from the earth can cause major earthquakes of high magnitude.
True
False
This has never been investigated scientifically.
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Question 11/12

org.nz
The largest earthquake that ever occurred was a magnitude 9.5 in which country?
Japan
Thailand
Chile
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Question 12/12

offthegridnews.com
The deadliest earthquake that ever occurred killed an estimated 830,000 people in what country?
Argentina
Bali
China
Result
Get it? Not your FAULT, as in a fault line - or crack - in the earth, sometimes caused by an earthquake? If you don't understand the joke, it's time to read up more on what makes the earth tremor!

C+, It's Not Your 'Fault!'

causecast.com
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You've got a pretty good handle on what's happening when you feel the ground shaking underneath you! Study up a bit more and you'll be an expert in no time.

B+, Earthquake Novice

com.au
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You get excited whenever you feel the Earth rumbling beneath your feet, don't you? Congratulations on a 'groundbreaking' quiz score!

A+, Earthquake Expert

manchestereveningnews.co.uk
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1
What can cause an earthquake?
Powerful movements of rocks in the Earth's crust
Large animals in a stampede
Ocean currents
2
What is the name of the tool used to measure an earthquake's magnitude?
Compass
Seismometer
Barometer
3
When breaks in the earth's crust release energy, they move in the form of ____.
Zig zag patterns
Waves
Point forces
4
Take a guess! The National Earthquake Information Center records an average of ____ earthquakes every year around the world.
500
7,000
20,000
5
Where do almost 80% of all the world's earthquakes occur?
Southeast Asia
In the Northern Hemisphere
Along the rim of the Pacific Ocean
6
What can an undersea earthquake trigger?
Typhoon
Tropical Storm
Tsunami
7
Which U.S. state is the most earthquake-prone state?
Hawaii
California
Alaska
8
How many moving plates are on the earth's surface? (The pressure increase from these shifting plates cause breaks that result in earthquakes.)
7
20
28
9
True or False: Earthquakes on one side of the earth can shake the other side.
True
False
This has never been investigated scientifically.
10
True or False: Oil extraction from the earth can cause major earthquakes of high magnitude.
True
False
This has never been investigated scientifically.
11
The largest earthquake that ever occurred was a magnitude 9.5 in which country?
Japan
Thailand
Chile
12
The deadliest earthquake that ever occurred killed an estimated 830,000 people in what country?
Argentina
Bali
China