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Your objective is to locate an earthquake and measure its Richter magnitude using real data recorded by seismographs. Step one: Point your web browser to Virtual Earthquake to start Step two: Read the instructions on that page, select an earthquake, and click on Submit Choice. Step three: View the seismograms, measure S-P intervals, convert them, determine the distances from the earthquake to the 3 stations using a chart provided on the page, and compare your results with the real epicenter. If you get an "Ooops" or "you are close". you have to re-measure the S-P intervals and the distances. Step four: After the earthquake is located, go on to determine its Richter magnitude. Step five: Get yourself certificated as a "Virtual Seismologist". Print out the page which contains the Certificate and the Final Data Summary that shows what you have entered. Turn in this page with your name and ID at the top to receiver credit. Uses online and/or real-time data Has minimal/no quantitative component
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