Earthquake is the shaking of the surface of earth. It is a natural phenomenon and is categorized from micro to great scales. Given below are the top 5 general knowledge MCQs on Earthquake.


The epicenter of the earthquake is:

  1. Is also known as rupture
  2. At ground level directly above hypocenter
  3. At 100 meters down the hypocenter
  4. All of above

Correct answer: 2. At ground level directly above hypocenter


The most popular unit of measuring earthquake:

  1. Richter scale
  2. Organiz scale
  3. Ph scale
  4. Scoville scale

Correct answer: 1. Richter scale


The Richter magnitude of earthquake is determined from:

  1. The differential of the amplitude of waves
  2. Integral of the amplitude of waves
  3. Exponential of the amplitude of waves
  4. Log of the amplitude of waves

Correct answer: 4. Log of the amplitude of waves


An earthquake having a magnitude of 6.5 on Richter is termed as:

  1. Moderate
  2. Strong
  3. Major
  4. Great

Correct answer: 2. Strong


The earthquake having largest magnitude ever recorded:

  1. 1963 Kuril Islands earthquake
  2. 1950 Assam-Tibet earthquake
  3. 1960 Valdivia earthquake
  4. 1922 Vallenar earthquake

Correct answer: 3. 1960 Valdivia earthquake