INTRO TO EARTH SCIENCE

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INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
ESCI 121
Fall 2010
Section 0
6

DAILY OBJECTIVES
By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:

EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS

w  Review:  Describe the motion of P-waves and S-waves.

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Review:  Show how to locate the epicenter of an earthquake using seismograms from three different stations, and explain why it is necessary to use data from at least three stations.

w After viewing some of the videos and animations of the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004, research seismograms from the event.

w Use seismograms to find the epicenter of an earthquake using the Indian Ocean tsunami as an example.  (Extra copies of the map, the seismograms , and the P-S lag (time difference) graph are linked to this page.  This exercise is abridged from an exercise copyrighted in 2004 by Dave Robison and Steve Kluge.)

 
 
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