In this earthquake activity, students determine the distance of different cities to the epicenter of an earthquake based on the "P" and "S" wave arrivals on the seismographs. This activity has 1 graphic organizer and 2 short answer questions.
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Finding Epicenters and Measuring Magnitudes
Pairs use an online simulation to determine the epicenter and magnitude of an earthquake. Using real data about the earthquake's maximum S wave amplitudes, they then determine the magnitude. The resource provides a great career...
9th - 12th Science