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EARTHQUAKE
Arwatrisi Ediani - Faris Irham Rosi - Oscar Tobing
Earthquake is one of the most destroying natural _______. Unluckily it often happens in
several regions. Recently a _______ 8.0-magnitude earthquake has shaken the Solomon
Islands. It has brought great damages and even _______. Why did it _______? Do you
know how an earthquake happens?
Earthquake are usually caused when rock _______ suddenly breaks along a fault. This
sudden _______ of energy causes the _______ waves. It makes the ground _______.
When two _______ of rock or two plates are _______ against each other, they stick a
little. They dont just slide _______. The rocks are still _______ against each other, but
not moving. After a while, the rocks break because of all the _______ thats built up.
When the rocks break, the earthquake occurs.
During the earthquake and _______, the plates or blocks of rock start moving, and they
continue to move until they get stuck again. The spot underground where the rock breaks
is called the _______ of the earthquake. The place right above the focus is called the
_______ of the earthquake.
True/False
1. Earthquake is more than a natural disasters.
2. The latest earthquake occurred in the Solomon Islands was shocking and frightening.
3. The phenomenon of underground rock breaking happen quickly and without warning.
4. Two blocks which are rubbing against each other slide smoothly.
5. The rocks arent moving after they stick a little.
6. The rocks break twice in earthquake process.
7. The plates or blocks of rock start moving when the earthquake happens.
8. The focus of earthquake is called the epicenter.
9. Epicenter is the place with the greatest damages caused by the earthquake.
10. Earthquake is the most destroying natural disaster.
Answer the question
1. What makes earthquake more regrettable?
2. What followed the horrible earthquake in the Solomon Islands?
3. When the earthquake is usually caused?
4. What causes the seismic waves?
5. When do two plates stick?
6. Why do the rocks break for the second time?
7. When does the earthquake occur?
8. When do the blocks of rock start moving?
9. What is called the focus of the earthquake?
10. What is called the epicenter of the earthquake?