Volcanoes and Earthquakes Study Guide Quiz

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What is viscosity?

Which type of fault involves plates moving apart and the hanging wall moving down?

What is the focus of an earthquake?

What is the Ring of Fire?

Which seismic wave arrives first during an earthquake?

What is seismology?

What is a seismograph?

What is the primary motion of P waves?

What is the S wave also known as?

What do different types of lava have that result in varying viscosities?

What is a seismologist?

Viscosity is the resistance of a fluid to flow.

Basaltic, andesitic, and rhyolitic are the three common types of lava.

P waves move with a push-pull motion.

The Ring of Fire is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

The S stands for secondary in S wave.

The fault where plates move apart and hanging wall moves down is called a Normal Fault.

Seismograph is the scientific instrument that records seismic waves from an earthquake.

The epicenter is where the shaking is first felt above ground directly above the focus.

The waves of energy caused by an earthquake are called Seismic Waves.

Seismology is the scientific study of earthquakes.

The scientific study of earthquakes is known as Seismology.

Basaltic, andesitic, and rhyolitic are the three common types of ______

The three main types of fault movements in earthquakes are normal fault, reverse fault, and ______ fault

Seismic waves are the waves of energy caused by an ______

A ______ is a scientist who studies earthquakes

The P in P wave stands for ______

The S in S wave stands for ______

The resistance of a fluid to flow is known as ______

The scientific study of earthquakes is known as ______

The scientific instrument that records seismic waves from an earthquake is called a ______

The fault where plates move apart and hanging wall moves down is called a ______ fault

The waves that arrive first during an earthquake are called ______ waves

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Test your knowledge of volcanoes and earthquakes with this study guide quiz. Learn about the different types of lava and their viscosities, as well as the role of silica and dissolved gases. Prepare for your upcoming test and ace your exam.

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