Wednesday, January 19 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Locating an Earthquake using a G.S.N.

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The purpose of this project is to locate the epicenters of worldwide earthquakes using archived seismometer data from a global network and to compare them to others so we can see the frequency of the earthquakes around the world. An earthquake is an example of a major geologic event that occurs suddenly. If you look at a map of historic earthquakes (USGS, 2007), you'll notice that most quakes occur near the boundaries between tectonic plates. At boundaries where the plates oppose one another, tremendous strains can build up between the plates. The strains are suddenly released when one plate slips against the other. The energy from this sudden movement travels through the earth as shock waves. The experiment was split into different continents and areas around the world but was looked at as whole in the beginning. By collecting earthquake data from those specific areas were created earthquake data and then those were compared to each area one by one to test my hypothesis. The data collected supported my hypothesis and made possible to make a conclusion.


Wednesday January 19, 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Glass Oaks Main Floor - Side Wing

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