of Earth Science |Northeastern
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
Daily Objectives #16 (March 9, 2006)
By the end of today’s class, you should be able to do the
* Explain the meaning of the terms epicenter
and focus (also called
hypocenter) of an earthquake.
* Explain the meaning of the term magnitude
as it applies to earthquakes.
* Explain the relationship between the depth and distribution of
earthquake focuses (foci) and plate tectonic settings.
© 2006 Laura L. Sanders. Last updated
March 7, 2006.