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Title: Locating Earthquakes
Url: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/topics.php?topicID=64
Publisher: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Description: This portal provides access to a variety of resources explaining the methods used to determine the location and depth of an earthquake. The resources include the 'Travel Time Information and Calculator', an online tool that lets users choose a seismic station location and a recent earthquake, and see how long it takes different types of seismic waves to travel from the epicenter to their locations. There is also a discussion of how earthquake depths are determined by examining the characteristics of the S- and P-waves, an animation of seismic waveforms, and a selection of activities, slideshows, and other references.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology -- Instruments. Seismometry
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology -- Seismic waves. Elastic waves
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Seismic event location
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Social studies -- Geography
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Geography -- Earthquakes
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2009-10-27
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Software
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
University First Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Education (General)
Geology
Geophysics
Natural hazards
Physical sciences
science
Date Of Record Release: 2012-04-17 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-05-14 11:46:53 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
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Resource URL Clicks: 2
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