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Earthquakes

A general quiz about earthquakes. 10 Questions.

 
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1

Which Alaskan city was badly damaged by the undersea earthquake which occurred in March 1964?

  • Anchorage
  • Noorvik
  • Prudhoe Bay

2

How much more powerful is a magnitude six earthquake than a magnitude five?

  • 2 times
  • 10 times
  • 20 times

3

In 1960, where was the world's strongest earthquake, recording 9.5 on the Richter Scale?

  • Kamchatka, Russia
  • Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Valdivia, Chile

4

Which Japanese city was devastated by an earthquake and subsequent fires in 1995?

  • Kobe
  • Okayama
  • Tokyo

5

In 1999, the price of coffee increased sharply after an earthquake disaster in which major coffee-producing country?

  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador

6

Which region of Pakistan was hit by a severe earthquake in October 2005, killing over 90,000 people?

  • Kashmir
  • Lahore
  • Peshawar

7

What is the EQL phenomena?

  • Earthquake Lamps
  • Earthquake Lanterns
  • Earthquake Lights

8

What phenomenon is the result of sudden loss of soil strength due to ground shaking, which can cause buildings to keel over?

  • Bradyseism
  • Continental drift
  • Liquefaction

9

In january 1994, which US city was badly affected by an earthquake which killed sixty people and caused thirty billion dollars worth of damage?

  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco

10

In 1997 which Italian basilica was destroyed together with its priceless frescoes?

  • San Dalmatio in Quargnento
  • San Domenico in Arezzo
  • St Francis in Assisi

 

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