EVPP 110 Lecture - Learning Guide 13 - Physical Environment - Earthquakes - Fall 2010

EVPP 110 Lecture - Learning Guide 13 - Physical Environment - Earthquakes - Fall 2010

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EVPP 110 Lecture Learning Guide #13 Fall 2010 Physical Environment: Earthquakes What is an earthquake? What causes an earthquake? What is the relationship between earthquakes and tectonic plate boundaries?  What is a fault? What is the focus of a earthquake? How is depth of focus used to classify earthquakes? What is the epicenter of an earthquake? What are foreshocks? What are aftershocks? What is a seismograph?  What is a seismogram? How is the severity of earthquakes quantified? What is the Richter scale? What does the Richter scale measure? What is the relationship between one unit on the Richter scale and the increase in the magnitude of a earthquake? What is the Mercalli scale? What does the Mercalli scale measure? What are the primary effects of an earthquake and how are these primary effects caused?
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2011 for the course EVPP 110 taught by Professor All during the Winter '08 term at George Mason.

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EVPP 110 Lecture - Learning Guide 13 - Physical Environment - Earthquakes - Fall 2010

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