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Flashcards in quiz 5, Chapter 2, pp. 41-49 Deck (9):
1

What is the most famous scale used to measure earthquake strength?

Richter magnitude scale

2

What is considered the most reliable method to mathematically measure an earthquake's strength

moment magnitude scale

3

Which measurement of earthquake strength is based on an earthquake's effects on people and buildings

Modified Mercalli Scale

4

Which technique of earthquake-resistant construction involves constructing the building on bedrock

fixed-base system

5

In which technique of earthquake-resistant construction does the building have internal structures designed to absorb energy

energy-dissipating device

6

In which technique of earthquake-resistant construction is the building on movable ''stilts''

base-isolated system

7

the most active earthquake zone

circum-Pacific belt

8

stretches from northern Africa, through southern Europe and Asia, to Indonesia

Alpide belt

9

includes the San Andreas Fault

circum-Pacific belt

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