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Title: Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity PDF
Url: http://www.neckers.siu.edu/pinter/pdf/EQMagIntensity.pdf
Creator: Pinter, Nicholas
Publisher: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dept. of Geology
Description: In this exercise, students compare the amount of shaking caused by historic earthquakes, and use data from seismograms to determine Richter magnitude. They will also investigate moment magnitude, an alternative to Richter magnitude, and calculate a seismic moment. In the second portion of the exercise, students investigate earthquake intensity and prepare a map of intensity values from the 1994 Northridge, California earthquake, using actual reports of its effects. Introductory materials explain the difference between earthquake magnitude and intensity, point out the logarithmic nature of the Richter scale, and present criteria for assigning modified Mercalli intensity values to a particular location. The exercise includes instructions, maps, data, and study questions. A bibliography is also provided.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology -- Seismic waves. Elastic waves
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research -- Problems, exercises, examinations
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Natural hazards
Physical sciences
Date Of Record Release: 2012-04-26 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2015-07-17 13:30:58 (W3C-DTF)
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