Chapter 11: Earthquakes

Concept #5 Quiz

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 5 "Predicting earthquakes."


1. Which of the following is the difference between “short-range” and “long-range” earthquake predicting? Choose all that apply. [Hint]

2. Which of the following is NOT used by seismologists as “precursors” of imminent earthquakes?  

3. Why are short-range predictions usually NOT reliable for predicting the timing and location of earthquakes?  

4. What premise is used as the basis for long-range predictions of earthquakes?  

5. Which of the following best describes a “seismic gap”? [Hint]

6. Although long-range earthquake predictions are not very informative about exactly when an earthquake will occur, what are they most useful for? Choose all that apply. [Hint]

7. Which of the following is NOT a use of “paleoseismicity” for long-term forecasting?  

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