GSA Connection

March 2011
Trivia Answers


Geoscience Trivia

  1. What phenomena are often given the terms P, S, Ss, PP, and SKS, etc.?
    SEISMIC WAVES

  2. In what approximate direction is the Pacific Plate moving?
    NORTHWEST

  3. Who came up with the term “seismology” for the study of a series of waves?
    JOHN WILLIAM STRUTT (LORD RAYLEIGH)

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