UPSC Geography The origin and evolution of the earth Question Bank Universe / Sun / Planets / Earth

  • question_answer Which of the following statements relating to Earthquakes is/are correct?                                        
    1. The point of origin of Earthquake is called epicenter
    2. The lines joining the places which were affected
    3. Earthquake at the same point of time are called homoseismal lines.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below  

    A)  Only 1                         

    B)  Only 2                                     

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2       

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     The epicenter or epicanthi is the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the hypocenter or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates. Homo seismic line. Line on the Earth's surface connecting points where the seismic wave arrives, generated by an earthquake, at the same time.


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