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detect seismic waves by measuring ground motion. Machines which record these
measurements are called and the paper or digital records themselves are called .
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The Indonesia/Sumatra earthquake and tsunami of December 26th, 2004 was of
magnitude . It had a relatively in the open ocean but was amplified in shallow coastal
waters devastating low lying coastal communities. Inundation distance ranged from 250 m
to more than metres in Sri Lanka.
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Most earthquakes in Canada occur along the . The Canadian city at highest risk for
earthquakes is . Earthquakes in the Ottawa/St. Lawrence Rift areas are associated with .
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Buildings which are (have) ________ are the most resistant to seismic shaking.
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1. strong, flexible and light building materials
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3. heavy roofs and lots of stories tall
4. unreinforced block or brick building materials
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Three types of earthquakes could affect southwestern British Columbia. In
ALPHABETICAL ORDER these are: earthquakes, earthquakes and earthquakes.
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Why are most earthquakes generated in the crust and not in the mantle?
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1. Most earthquakes are generated in the mantle.
2. Stress and deformation cause mantle rocks to flow.
3. Mantle rocks store and release energy suddenly.
Rocks in the crust flow plastically.
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P waves are ______.
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4. like rolling ocean waves
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Earthquake damage is caused by ground motion. Five (5) examples of the type of
damage that is often caused by earthquakes include: [d], [e], [f], [g] and [h].
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4. volcanic eruption
6. land displacement
7. toppled buildings
10. seismic sea wave
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