Earthquake Hazards: The next big one?
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This page first made public: Aug 11, 2014
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Content/concepts goals for this activity
- Calculate the probability of an earthquake occurring
- Explain in a written essay how a region can have a high seismic hazard but have a low seismic risk.
- Describe at least three factors that affect the intensity of an earthquake at a given location.
- Differentiate between earthquake magnitude and intensity.
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Description and Teaching Materials
Student handout for hazards activity (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 2.9MB Aug11 14)
Instructor's guide for hazards activity (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 538kB Aug11 14)