|Comparing Ground Motion from Earthquakes|
Students use data provided in REV (Rapid Earthquake Viewer) to compare the amplitude of the seismic waves recorded as a result of ground shaking from recent earthquakes. They explore the concept of a logarithmic scale, and create a graph using a logarithmic axis. By graphing and comparing data for earthquakes of different magnitudes recorded at similar distances from the epicenter, students discover that the amount of ground motion recorded by a seismometer is a measure of magnitude.
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Copyright 2008, UCAR
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-010-332
This resource is part of 'Teaching Box: Living in Earthquake Country'
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