After you have earned your certificate of completion, go to Part 2.
2. Answer the following discussion questions. Be sure to utilize the terminology learned from the Virtual Earthquake module.
A. What can be said in regards to the amount of energy that will be measured at a seismic station that is muchfurther away from the epicenter than one that is close to the epicenter? How will this affect the calculation of the earthquake's magnitude?
B. What factors might influence the difference in the time of arrival of the P and S waves? Will those factors reduce or increase the waves' travel times?
C. What relationships can be drawn between an earthquake's epicenter and magnitude, and the amount of damage that a particular structure might suffer?
D. Two adjacent structures experience the same earthquake, but one is destroyed while the other one is only partially damaged. What factors may havebeen involved in the destruction of the structure, and what factors may have been involved in limiting the damage to the second?