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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Learn Something About Earthquakes

Here is the test

http://www.uh.edu/~jbutler/physical/chap18mult.html

Here is the text
http://www.uh.edu/~jbutler/physical/chapter18.html

Each chapter will include a few questions designed to test your knowledge of material covered in the chapter and in the Internet-based resources. Your answers are not being recorded. Try the following.

Which of the following describes the build up and release of stress during an earthquake?

the Modified Mercalli Scale
the elastic rebound theory
the principle of superposition
the travel time difference

The amount of ground displacement in a earthquake is called the _________ .

epicenter
dip
slip
focus

The point where movement occurred which triggered the earthquake is the _______ .

dip
epicenter
focus
strike

Which of the following sequences correctly lists the different arrivals from first to last?

P waves ... S waves .... Surface waves
Surface waves ... P waves .... S waves
P waves ... Surface waves ... S waves
S waves ... P waves .... Surface waves

Here is the whole directory covering many areas of geology including oil and gas since this is from University of Houston

http://www.uh.edu/~jbutler/physical/

2 comments:

  1. very nice post! Thank you for the info. Lots of earthquakes lately. I live near Diablo nuclear power plant in california so I need to keep my eye out!

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    1. right on, enjoy, Geology is incredibly interesting....

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