Knowledge Mouse

Welcome to the Knowledge Mouse Online Quiz

Earthquakes Questions and Answers

Choose a quiz style:



You can also try another quiz or
create your own quiz (requires a PRO account).

Or learn about how to embed/host this quiz on your website

Questions Answers
Point in the earth where an earthquake rupture begins. Hypocenter
An elastic wave generated by an impulse such as an earthquake or explosion. Seismic Wave
Large, thin, relatively rigid plates that move relative to one another on the outer surface of the earth. Tectonic Plates
Innermost part of the earth. Core
Fault that is likely to have another earthquake in the future. Active Fault
A number that characterizes the relative size of an earthquake. Magnitude
Outermost major layer of the earth. Crust
The zone of earthquakes surrounding the Pacific Ocean. Ring of Fire
A term used to describe a a sudden slip on a fault. Earthquake
Mathematical device used to compare the size of earthquakes. Richter Scale
An instrument to record and detect earthquakes. Seismograph
Number of times something happens in a certain period of time like the ground shaking up and down. Frequency
Follows the largest shock of an earthquake sequence. Aftershock
Point in the crust where a seismic rupture begins. Epicenter
An instrument that records the acceleration of the ground during an earthquake. Accelerograph
A fracture along which the blocks of crust on wither side have moved relative to one another. Fault
Sea wave of local or distant origin that results from large scale seafloor displacements associated with large earthquakes. Tsunami
Rock-deforming processes and resulting structures that occur over large sections of the lithosphere. Tectonic
A record written by a seismograph in response to ground motions such as explosion or earthquake. Seismograph
How fast a point on the ground is shaking as a result of an earthquake. Velocity

And here are some other online quizzes in the category 'Geology':
Geography (test)
Unit 1 Test
Unit 1 Test
Unit 1 Test
Unit 1 Test
liessa
quizcano
Intro. to Earth Science Vocab. QUIZ
Intro. to Earth Science Vocab. QUIZ
Combining Forms - Endocrine System
Combining Forms - Endocrine System
Ocean Floor Features
Layers of the Earth and Tectonic Plates

Quick Feedback for Knowledge Mouse

Want to suggest a feature? Report a problem? Suggest a correction? Please let Knowledge Mouse know below: