Monitoring Earthquakes

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An Earthquake always occurs where there is a build up of friction along a fault.


Which of the following monitors both vertical and horizontal movements along a fault?

GPS satellite system

Scientists use tiltmeters to locate hidden faults.


A device that uses wire stretched across a fault to measure horizontal movement of the ground is called a

creep meter

Geologists use a creep meter to measure the horizontal movement along a fault.


With the range of data available, geologists cannot predict exactly where and when earthquakes will occur.


Laser-ranging devices can detect even tiny movements of the crust along a(n) ______.


What does a seismograph record?

the ground movements caused by seismic waves

Geologists use a(n) _____ to measure the tilting of the ground along a fault.


The pen on a seismograph swings freely.


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