GLY 1880 Topic 5

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Another earthquake the size of Charleston earthquake and in the same area would likely cause a greater loss of life and property than any hurricane could possibly accomplish
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true
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Older brick buildings in Charleston used mortar composed of ground
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oyster shells
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Brick and masonry structures of Charleston experienced less damage than wooden structures
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false
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Most of the Charleston earthquake recovery funds were raised from
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private sources
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A precursor earthquake was felt in this nearby town prior to any tremors in Charleston
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summerville
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Charleston received very little federal assistance in the aftermath of the earthquake
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true
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Sedimentary rocks younger than the formation of the Atlantic Ocean are how thick near Charleston
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greater than 15,000 feet
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What types of disturbances were noted in the Charleston region as a consequence of the earthquakes?
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all of these
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\”made land\” is more susceptible to liquefaction than most dry natural land
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true
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The shortening of rails can be a sign of crustal shortening or compression
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true
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Modern seismic studies have identified a subsurface South Carolina seismic zone named the
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Middleton Place-Summerville Siesmic Zone
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How widely was the Charleston earthquake felt
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over most of the region east of the Mississippi River
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Charleston was founded when
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long before the Revolutionary War
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Mr Sloan found through his study of earthquakes and rail disturbances how many epicentral regions of earthquakes in the Charleston region
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2
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Most earthquake deaths in Charleston were from crushing injuries from falling walls, gables, cornices etc
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True
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South Carolina disaster preparedness tends to focus most on
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hurricanes
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A goal of Dutton and his groups’s investigations of the Charleston earthquakes was to determine the distribution of relative instensity by way of isoseismals which are
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lines of equal relative intensity
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Charleston is on the ______________, a wide swath or almost flat-lying, thick, seimentary rocks that dip or slope gently toward the shore and beyond to the continental shelf margin
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Atlantic Coastal Plain
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Can the pattern of brick-laying and the type of mortar make any difference in the strength of walls, according to Charleston post-earthquake structural studies
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Yes
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Earthquake magnitude intensities were measured for both the New Madrid and Charleston earthquakes using seismographs
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False
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These vital infrastructure resources were built in one of the epicenter regions of the Charleston earthquakes
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the Charleston International Airport and Charleston Air Force Base
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Paleoseismic studies found that the average time between major earthquakes in the charleston region is about
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500 years
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In the aftermath of the earthquake, almost the entire city of Charleston was destroyed by fire
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False
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The Charleston earthquake was the first great natural disaster to face a metropolitan citizenry in the US
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True
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The Charleston eathquake took place in what year
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1886
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Approx 20 yrs after the Charleston earthquakes, another earthquake in this city caused it to look to Charleston for how to best respond in the aftermath of an earthquake
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San Fran
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Many problems with the earthquake recovery of Charleston were because of the inexperience of its citizens with disaster
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false
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Dutton found the greatest concentration of sand blows in the epicentral regions of the Charleston earthquakes
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true
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The long SW-NE Woodstock fauly was offset…
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the Sawmill Branch Fault

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