San Andreas Fault: Location, Facts & Earthquakes - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is a strike-slip fault?

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1. What kind of faults are located within the San Andreas Fault system?

2. What is the name of the theory that rocks build up energy prior to displacement during earthquakes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet quickly gauge your knowledge of earthquakes and characteristics of the San Andreas Fault.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to assess your knowledge of:

  • Strike-slip faults
  • Aftershocks
  • Way earthquakes are measured

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding aftershocks
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding strike-slip faults and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Earth science lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about earthquakes, review the lesson San Andreas Fault: Location, Facts & Earthquakes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the San Andreas Fault system
  • Determine how earthquakes are measured
  • Define strike-slip fault
  • Review the elastic-rebound theory
  • Learn how aftershocks occur