Introduction to Seismology
and complete both the P-S Time Lag and Epicenter &
completion, go to Part 2.
Be sure to utilize the terminology learned from the Virtual Earthquake
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?
in the time of arrival of the P and S waves? Will those factors
reduce or increase the waves' travel times?
epicenter and magnitude, and the amount of damage that a particular
structure might suffer?
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?