This lesson uses interactive diagrams of ground shaking from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake to teach students about the mechanics involved in the rupture of a fault and the propagation of seismic waves as an...
This article describes the theory of plate tectonics and its relation to earthquakes and seismic zones. Materials include an overview of plate tectonics, a description of Earth's crustal plates and their motions, and...
Seismic Reflection Imaging of Impact-Induced Faulting and Deformation at Upheaval Dome, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
This report describes a study in which seismic profiling was used to re-interpret the origin of Upheaval Dome, Utah, a geologic structure that was originally thought to be the results of a salt diapir, but which the...
This animation shows how S-waves (secondary, or shear, waves) travel through a Slinky toy. It is accompanied by a brief written explanation that describes some of the properties of S-waves and how they are generated in...
This site, from the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada in Reno, offers illustrated information about seismic waves. The cause for the seismic waves is explained in detail with pictures for easy...
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