GLY 1880 Topic 6

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The government agency is responsible for studying earthquakes and making earthquake risk assessments:
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the United States Geological Survey
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This sub discipline of geology studies pre-historic earthquakes from the geologic record:
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paleoseismology
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Which of the following do the Chinese have the most success with in predicting earthquakes?
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Abnormal animal behavior
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When an earthquake releases strain on one segment of a fault it can actually increase the probability of an earthquake on another region of the same fault
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True
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Which of the following sometimes have been observed as earthquake precursors?
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Abnormal animal behavior, localized tiling of the land, abnormal rising and lower of the water table, small earthquake swarms (all of these)
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If an earthquake of identical magnitude and identical local geology occurred in a equally populated area of the United States and China, the United States population would likely suffer more damage and loss of life
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False
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Currently the U.S.G.S. earthquake prediction goal is being able to specify a high probability of an earthquake on particular fault within a particular year
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True
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Which country would have an older written record of its earthquake activity?
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China
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The U.S.G.S. inaccurately predicted earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault near what city?
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Parkfield
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Since 2001 the U.S.G.S. has successfully predicted four earthquakes within 24 hours of their occurrence
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False

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