Type:

Other

Description:

This interactive feature shows students how an earthquake epicenter is located and how Richter magnitude is determined. They will use recordings of seismograms from three stations (provided in the activity), learn the difference between the focus and epicenter of an earthquake, and that the magnitude of an earthquake is an estimate of the amount of energy that it has released.

Subjects:

  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Geology
  • Science > Physical Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Vocational/Professional Development Education,NSDL,Science -- Geology,High School,Technical Education (Lower Division),Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),General Public,Science -- Physical sciences,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110604080308309T,Higher Education,Science -- Earth science,Physics,Geoscience,Technical Education (Upper Division)

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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