Lecture21 - Chapter 11 Earthquakes Remember during last lecture we looked at four types of seismic waves Body waves P-waves S-waves Surface waves

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Chapter 11 Earthquakes
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Remember during last lecture we looked at four types of seismic waves Body waves P-waves S-waves Surface waves Rayleigh waves Love waves
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Figure 11.7 http://www.sethwhite.org/images/science/seismic%20stations%20on%20mo And how we measure an earthquake’s magnitude http://history.msfc.nasa.gov/apollo/images/10075947_jpg.jpg
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Figure 11.10 And how the difference in arrival times between the P and S waves at a seismometer can be used to locate an earthquake
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Figure 11.13 Global distribution of earthquakes Earthquakes occur primarily at divergent, convergent, and transform plate boundaries and rarely in plate interiors
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Figure 11.27 Example of earthquake distribution at convergent boundary (subduction zone)
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Figure 11.F Example of earthquake distribution at transform plate boundary
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Measuring the size of earthquakes Two measurements are used to describe the size of an earthquake Intensity – a measure of the degree of earthquake shaking at a given locale
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course EAS 101 taught by Professor Kirschner during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.

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Lecture21 - Chapter 11 Earthquakes Remember during last lecture we looked at four types of seismic waves Body waves P-waves S-waves Surface waves

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