Earthquakes and Volcanoes 2
This photo shows a geyser which is heated underground water that rises to the surface under extreme pressure.

Earthquakes and Volcanoes 2

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Earthquakes are measured with a seismometer. A magnitude of 3 or lower is mostly imperceptible, however a magnitude of 7 can cause serious damage over large areas.

Test your knowledge with this second of three quizzes on the subject.

1.
Mauna Loa is a volcano in which American state?
Alaska
Hawaii
Montana
New Mexico
Hawaii has a national park called 'Volcanoes'
2.
An earthquake can be measured on what scale?
Reuter
Richter
Richthofen
Rickman
3.
A volcano not expected to erupt again is called what?
Dead
Extinct
Idle
Obsolete
4.
What form does the mantle take?
Gas
Ice
Semi-liquid
Solid rock
5.
Earthquakes are most likely to happen where?
In the center of plates
Near plate edges
Under the highest mountains
Where major rivers enter oceans
The edges of plates are very unstable
6.
Which layer is immediately below the earth's crust?
Core
Horizon
Mantle
Margin
7.
Heated underground water rising to the surface under huge pressure is a...?
Geezer
Geyser
Giza
Gyeeser
8.
Which ocean has a ring of earthquakes and volcanoes around its edge?
Arctic
Atlantic
Indian
Pacific
Known as the 'Pacific Ring of Fire'
9.
Large rocks thrown from a volcano have what name?
Bombs
Bricks
Lava lumps
Missiles
They can be thrown hundreds of feet in the air
10.
How can you tell that South America and Africa were once joined?
America and Africa both begin and end with 'a'
By the shape of their coastlines
The native people look alike
They both have major deserts
They split apart as the earth's plates moved!
Author:  Jan Crompton

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