What causes an earthquake to happen?
An earthquake is caused when the Earth's core overheats.
An earthquake is caused by pollution.
An earthquake is caused by a sudden slip on a fault.
True or False: Humans can prevent earthquakes from occurring.
False. Humans cannot prevent natural earthquakes from occurring.
True. Humans can prevent natural earthquakes from occurring.
Can an animal predict earthquakes for you?
There's no consistent or reliable behavior patterns prior to an earthquake.
Yes, animals have an extra sense about earthquakes.
Only land animals are able to sense incoming earthquakes.
True or False: The "Triangle of Life" is the best way to stay safe during earthquakes indoors.
How are earthquakes recorded?
Earthquakes are recorded by heat sensors.
Earthquakes are recorded by instruments called seismographs.
Earthquakes are recorded by oceanographers.
Myth or Fact: Will California fall into the ocean from an earthquake?
Fact. The San Andreas fault will rupture and push California away into the ocean.
Myth. The plates are moving horizontally past each other, making LA and SF adjacent to each other.
What formula do scientists use to measure the magnitude of an earthquake?
A Richter Magnitude Scale.
A Earthquake Magnitude Scale.
A Richter Intensity Scale.
What does an earthquake of 8 magnitude signify?
Slight damage to buildings and structures.
Great earthquake. Can totally destroy communities near the epicenter.
Usually not felt by most communities.
Where is the epicenter of an earthquake?
Directly above the fault rupture on the surface of the earth.
Directly below the fault rupture on the surface of the earth.
The epicenter is located completely around the earthquake.
What's the difference between magnitude and intensity?
Magnitude refers to crust formation and intensity refers to how high the crust rises.
Magnitude refers to location and intensity refers to how wide the earthquake is.
Magnitude referes to size of earthquake and intensity refers to amount of shaking.
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What should you do during an earthquake?
If indoors, stay inside and get under a desk or table.
All of the above.
Stay clear of windows, fireplaces, and heavy furniture.
If you are outside, watch out for falling debris and get to an open area.
What should be your motto during an earthquake to stay safest?
RUN, DUCK, AND DODGE
DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON