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Bigger Faults Make Bigger Earthquakes - Questions


1. Which "earthquake" lasted the longest amount of time? Why? (Because it took longer for the earthquake to move the whole length of the fault.)

2. What is the starting point of the earthquake called? (The hypocenter. The epicenter is the point on the surface of the earth directly above the hypocenter)

3. Which earthquake would last for a longer amount of time, a 3.0 or an 8.0? Why?