Friday, July 08, 2011

GeoJeopardy! Fridays #54

Time for GeoJeopardy! Fridays, because I am still enjoying my time away. Remember the answers to this week and lasts won't be posted until ~July 16th.

- Earthquakes -

This well-known fault is considered the main boundary between the North American & Pacific plates


The biggest quake ever recorded, a magnitude 9.5, occurred in 1960 off this South American nation's west coast


S, or secondary, seismic waves travel fairly slowly, but these waves deep in the earth exceed 25,000 mph


The USA's most powerful quake occurred in 1964 in Alaska on this Christian holiday also associated with a quake


A 2005 quake beneath Lake Tanganyika on this 3,500-mile-long "Great" African fault was felt 600 mi. away in Nairobi

All the answers as well as any other previous GeoJeopardy! questions can be found over at my website by clicking the link.  (Remember the answers won't be posted until ~July 16th)

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