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Title: Plate Tectonics: Earthquake Epicenter PDF
Url: https://esa21.kennesaw.edu/activities/epicenter/epicenter.pdf
Creator: Pratte, John
Publisher: Kennesaw State University
Description: This lesson provides an overview of destructive earthquakes and their connection to tectonic movements of the Earth's crust. It includes a discussion of some especially destructive historic earthquakes, and a brief introduction to continental drift and the theory of plate tectonics. There is also discussion of basic seismology (types of waves) and measures of the magnitude of an earthquake (the Richter Scale). The lesson includes an activity in which students use an online simulator to locate the epicenter of an earthquake using readings from three different seismograph stations. After they have completed the simulation, they attempt to locate the epicenter of a real earthquake using data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) earthquake website.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Continental drift
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Earth's crust. Isostasy
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Interior of the earth. Internal structure of the earth
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Science -- Geology -- Geographical divisions -- America -- North America -- United States -- United States Geological Survey
Science -- Physics -- Geophysics. Cosmic physics
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Science -- Physics
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Key Concept: Geology -- Crust
Geology -- Earthquakes
Geology -- Plate tectonics
Geography -- Continental drift
Geology -- Seismic waves
Resource Type: Reference Material
Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Interactive Simulation
Format: Document -- PDF
Audience: Educator
Learner
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Rights: Environmental Science Activity
Access Rights: Free access
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