Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 121
Spring 2006

Daily Objectives #16 (March 9, 2006)                                                                        Dr. Sanders

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

* 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.

Department of Earth Science | Northeastern Illinois University

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