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GEOLOGY 111 - Which of the following types of seismic wave

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1). Which of the following types of seismic wave cause the most damage during large earthquakes?

a) Body (P and S) waves

b) P waves only

c) L waves only

d) Surface (L and R) waves

Question1 / 1 pts

Which of the following correctly describes the relative difference in both amplitude of ground motion and energy release between magnitude 7.0 and magnitude 5.0 earthquakes?

a) A magnitude 7.0 has 200 times the ground motion and over 1000 times the energy release of a magnitude 5.0.

b) A magnitude 7.0 has 100 times the ground motion and over 1000 times the energy release of a magnitude 5.0.

c) A magnitude 7.0 has 20 times the ground motion and 64 times the energy release of a magnitude 5.0.

d) A magnitude 7.0 has 100 times the ground motion and 64 times the energy release of a magnitude 5.0.

Incorrect

Question 3 / 1 pts

Which of the following can affect the amount of damage sustained during an earthquake?

a) distance from the fault

b) all of the answers are correct

c) the underlying geology

d) the severity of shaking

e) the design of buildings

Question 3 / 1 pts

Landslides are more likely in areas with steep slopes.

a) true

b) false

Incorrect

Question 5 / 1 pts

Which of the following is NOT true about liquefaction?

a) It can cause whole buildings to collapse.

b) It is often associated with the formation of 'sand volcanoes' at the surface.

c) It requires a fault to rupture and offset the surface.

d) It occurs when water-saturated materials are violently shaken.

Incorrect

Question 6 / 1 pts

Which is the largest earthquake ever to have struck the United States?

a) the 1906 San Francisco earthquake

b) the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

c) the 1994 Northridge earthquake

d) the 1964 Alaska earthquake

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