Earthquake – MCQ || Geological Engineering ||

Earthquake – MCQ || Geological Engineering

1. The point inside the earth where fracture begins is termed as.

a) Epicenter
b) Center
c) Hypocenter
d) None of these

Fault lines in California map
Fault lines in California map
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c) Hypocenter

2. The point above the hypocentre on the earth’s surface is termed as.

a) Epicenter
b) Center
c) Hypocenter
d) Focus

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a) Epicenter.

3. Compressional waves are also known as.

a) Longitudinal /primary waves
b) Secondary waves
c) Rayleigh waves
d) Love waves

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a) Longitudinal /primary waves

4. Which zone is considered to be the highest seismic zone of India?

a) Zone II
b) Zone III
c) Zone IV
d) Zone V

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d) Zone V.

5. The value of the basic horizontal seismic coefficient in the case of zone V is

a) 0.02
b) 0.04
c) 0.08
d) 0.12

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c) 0.08

6. The value of seismic zone factor for zone V ( zone 5/five)

a) 0.05
b) 0.24
c) 0.36
d) 0.46

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c) 0.36

7. The value of seismic zone factor for zone IV ( zone 4/four)

a) 0.12
b) 0.24
c) 0.36
d) 0.46

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b) 0.24

8. The position of the focus or hypocentre is determined with the help of.

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Seismograph records.

9. The number of seismic zones in India is

a) Four ( Zone II, III, IV, V)
b) Five ( Zone I, II, III, IV, V)
c) Six ( Zone I, II, III, IV, V, VI)
d) None of these

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a) Four ( Zone II, III, IV, V)

Q: The number of seismic zones in India is Five or Four? Which is the correct answer?

A: As per IS 1893 (Part 1) 2002, there are four zones of the earthquake in India. But, previously it was five and six zones. So, the correct answer is four zones.