|Walk-Run Activity: An S and P Wave Travel Time Simulation|
In this activity, students use walking and running speeds to simulate the difference in S- and P-wave travel times, a property used in the location of earthquakes. They will construct travel time curves using their measurements of walking and running arrival times and calculate the epicenter of a hypothetical earthquake by using triangulation.
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Copyright 2000. L. Braile and S. Braile. Permission granted for reproduction for non-commercial uses.
DLESE Catalog ID: EARTHQUAKE-000-000-010-171
This resource is referenced by 'Explorations in Earth Science: Earth Science Education Demonstrations, Lessons and Activities'
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Author: Larry Braile
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences