Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 121
Spring 2007

Daily Objectives #15
(March 12, 2007)                                                                        Dr. Sanders

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

* Continue examining seismograms from three monitoring stations for the December 26, 2004 Indonesian earthquake, for each monitoring station, calculate the P-S time difference, find the distance of the epicenter from the station, and plot the distances on a map to locate the epicenter.

* Using the information from the seismographs and maps, plot the position of a tsunami wave at various times as it moves outward from the epicenter.  Using the worksheet to guide your inquiry, explain more about tsunamis and warning systems related to the 2004 Indonesian earthquake.

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