Earthquakes kill hundreds in Mexico
Q: A series of earthquakes this month has left hundreds of people dead and more homeless in Mexico. Where is Mexico?
Circle the area on this map
Q: A magnitude-8.1 earthquake – the most powerful to hit Mexico in a century - struck off the nation’s southern coast on Sept. 7. Twelve days later, a 7.1-magnitude quake struck about 50 miles from Mexico City. How much stronger is an 8.1-magnitude earthquake than a 7.1-magnitude earthquake?
A. 32% stronger
B. Twice as strong
C. 32 times stronger
D. 1000 times stronger
Q: The 7.1-magnitude earthquake caused much more damage and killed many more people than the earlier and stronger earthquake because the second quake was closer to Mexico City which is the . . .
A. Largest metropolitan area in the Americas
B. Oldest capital city in the Americas
C. Largest Spanish-speaking city in the world
D. All of the above
Q: Mexico City is very vulnerable to earthquake damage because it is built on what?
A. Dry lake bed
B. Extinct volcano
C. Mountain slope
D. Ocean shore
Q: Mexico City also is subject to earthquakes because it sits near the edge of a . . .
B. Tectonic plate
D. Tsunami zone
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