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GEL 17 Extra Credit Opportunity Due Date: Wednesday June 3 rd , in class Point value: I will add a maximum of 4% to your final grade, if you complete this assignment satisfactory. Exploring Earthquakes Visit http://earthquake.usgs.gov/ and complete the following: 1) What is the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program? (Hint: Click on ‘About Us’). 2) How many earthquake of magnitude 4.0 (M4.0+) have occurred worldwide in the past seven days? Hint: Click on the world map. Note: specify what day and time you were assessing this. 3) How many earthquake of magnitude 2.0 (M2.0+) have occurred in the United States in the past seven days? Hint: Click on the U.S. map. Note: specify what day and time you were assessing this. 4) Choose one earthquake from the world map and one from the U.S. map and report their
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Unformatted text preview: characteristics. Hint: Keep clicking on a colored square until you come to the Earthquake Details page. a) magnitude b) date, time c) location in degrees latitude and longitude d) region e) distances f) location uncertainty 5) On the Earthquake Details page, click on the MAPS tab and select Google map. Characterize the terrain you see on the Google map (oceanic, mountainous, hilly, desert, river, valley, flatland, swamp, urban, etc.). List important infrastructures (e.g. roads, etc.) that were potentially damaged. 6) Describe the Richter Scale Magnitude (ML), and briefly summarize Mb, MS, Mw. Use any resource you need. 7) Define amplitude, period, distance, and focal depth. Use any resource you need to find the information. Use any resource you need to find these definitions....
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