Earthquakes and Volcanoes 3
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Earthquakes and Volcanoes 3

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Mount Etna is an active volcano. Volcanoes can be caused by mantle plumes. These so-called hotspots, for example at Hawaii, can occur far from plate boundaries. Hotspot volcanoes are also found elsewhere in the solar system, especially on rocky planets and moons!

1.
An earthquake sends out what type of waves?
Ascorbic
Pelagic
Seismic
Semitic
Seismic is Greek for 'shake'
2.
Earthquakes on the seabed can cause what?
Origamis
Toonarmies
Tsunamis
Typhoons
They are huge tidal waves - tsunami means 'harbor wave' in Japanese
3.
Volcanoes that have erupted recently are called what?
Active
Alert
Effervescent
Vibrant
4.
Where the edges of plates meet is called what?
Plate boundary
Plate border
Plate junction
Plate seam
Also known as a plate margin
5.
Which is not a type of plate boundary?
Collision
Constructive
Destructive
Distinctive
6.
The volcano that erupted in Washington state in 1980 was Mount what?
St Helens
St James
St Neots
St Swithins
7.
What is the underground point where an earthquake starts?
Focus
Genesis
Hub
Origin
8.
What word describes the plates of the earth's crust?
Platonic
Subsonic
Technotronic
Tectonic
Movement of plates causes 'quakes and eruptions
9.
Which volcanoes are formed from runny lava and have gently sloping sides?
Ash volcanoes
Composite volcanoes
Dome volcanoes
Shield volcanoes
Mauna Loa in Hawaii is an excellent example
10.
What kind of volcanic 'flow' includes hot gas, ash and lava?
Hypocaustic
Panasonic
Pyroclastic
Pyrotechnic
Author:  Jan Crompton

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