Lesson 9 Assignment: Exploring Seismicity

https://youtu.be/gjRGIpP-QfwPlease answer these questions in your own words. Most will require 3-4 sentences to provide enough detail (you may draw a picture to help illustrate the concept as desired).Part A1. What causes the seismic waves experienced during an earthquake?2. Explain why there is a pattern as to where earthquakes occur.3. What is the difference between the focus of an earthquake and the epicenter?4. The energy released from an earthquake propagates as seismic waves. What is the difference between a P wave, an S wave, and a surface wave? Explain why are they recorded at different arrival times on the seismometer at a seismic monitoring station.Part BVisit this United State Geological Survey (USGS) site and then answer the following questions: 5. Discuss some of the causes that the USGS believe are triggering the seismic activity in Oklahoma.6. Explain how the earthquakes in Oklahoma are different from the earthquakes experienced in California near the San Andreas fault. 7. From what you know so far, could what is happening in Oklahoma happen in South Florida? Why or why not?Part CSelect an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 or above that has occurred within the last 5 years, and answer the following questions:8. Wheat was the date of this earthquake, where was the epicenter located, how deep was the focus, and what was the magnitude of the earthquake on the Richter Scale?9. Are earthquakes common to this area? Take a look at the history of this general area further back in time to see if quakes are common or not. 10. Was this earthquake associated with a plate boundary, and if so, what type of plate boundary? If not, what is the likely cause of the earthquakes?GRADING (guidelines to earn maximum points)Length and Detail – observe a 300-word minimum (in total) with adequate length and detail for each response.Originality – use your own words. Broward College uses Turnitin services to detect plagiarism. Formatting – format your assignment so it is well organized for the reader.References – include credits (links) to the resources you used for information and any images you used for this assignment.For This or a Similar Paper Click Here To Order Now

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