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Earthquake Trivia

posted Sep 4, 2012, 12:50 AM by Simon Nguyen   [ updated Jan 6, 2017, 10:18 PM ]
This earthquake trivia quiz has 12 multiple-choice questions. Answers to the earthquake trivia questions can be found at the end of the quiz. Have fun and be educated.

1. Which of the following is NOT one of the major causes of earthquakes?
a) Movement in geological faults
b) Volcanic activities
c) Nuclear tests or big explosions
d) Powerful hurricanes

2. According to the Richter Scale, the highest possible magnitude for an earthquake is ______.
a) 8.0 b) 9.0 c) 10.0 d) Over 10

3. Major earthquakes sometimes trigger tsunamis. Which of these geological locations would be most affected by a tsunami? (Best Answer)
a) Islands b) Coastal areas c) Areas near volcanoes d) Both A & B