Objectives:
Define the term earthquake and explain how earthquakes are caused.
Define the term seismic wave and identify the characteristics associated with P-waves and S-waves.
Differentiate between the focus and epicenter of an earthquake.
Describe the process by which an earthquake's epicenter can be located.
Differentiate between the Richter and Mercalli scales used to measure earthquakes.


Key Terms:
Earthquake
Seismic wave
Seismograph
P-wave
S-wave
Surface wave
Focus
Epicenter

Assignments & Lecture Notes:

Lecture Notes -

Lab 10.1 -


Earthquakes and People Activity -



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