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Unformatted text preview: Geo-Sci 105: Exam 2 Summary Sheet & Study Guide People:- Voltaire- Observed that apparent contradiction between philosophy and the reality in the novel “Candide”- John Winthrop – Earthquakes were waves in the earth- John Mitchell- Earthquakes were caused by waves which were caused by shifting rocks deep within the earth (movement caused by fire and steam) and created epicenter calculation method- Robert Mallet- Mapped Earthquake Zones around the Mediterranean and Suggested that EQs are elastic waves of compression caused by the sudden flexing or fracturing of the earth’s crust- John Milne- Founder of modern earthquake studies and Seismology- Guissepi Mercalli – Developed Mercalli Intensity Scale- H.F. Reid – Discovered Elastic Rebound Theory- Charles Richter – Devised a qualitative method based on the amplitude of the largest waves recorded on a seismograph Richter Scale- Events:- Great Lisbon EQ – Portugal – Had a profound effect on intellectual thought at the time...
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2009 for the course GEO SCI 105 taught by Professor Rhodes during the Spring '06 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '06