Monitoring Natural Hazards & Mitigating Their Impact


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Which of the following tools can be used to predict wildfires so residents can take precautions?

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1. Which of the following are used in earthquake-prone areas like Mexico to give residents a small amount of time to evacuate if an earthquake occurs?

2. Which of the following monitoring devices can measure ground shaking during an earthquake?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about tracking and reducing the impact of natural hazards with this quiz and worksheet. Among other topics, this multiple-choice quiz requires you to know how residents of Mexico are provided time to evacuate when an earthquake occurs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Tools used to predict wildfires as a precaution
  • What provides time for evacuation in earthquake prone areas of Mexico
  • A monitoring device that can measure ground shaking during an earthquake
  • Using weather satellites to mitigate the effects of hurricanes
  • The Gutenberg-Richter diagram

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about measuring ground shaking during an earthquake and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about use of the Gutenberg-Richter diagram
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about tools for predicting wildfires

Additional Learning

Explore this topic further by reviewing the lesson titled Monitoring Natural Hazards & Mitigating Their Impact. Here's a snapshot of what it covers:

  • Examples of natural hazards
  • A region in California where earthquakes are common
  • How lives were saved during the 2017 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico