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Subduction Zone Earthquakes
David Steer, University of Akron Main Campus;
While working in groups to facilitate peer tutoring, students manipulate a hands-on, physical model to better comprehend several characteristics of subduction zone earthquakes. -
This demonstration uses an "earthquake machine" constructed from bricks, sand paper, and a winch, to simulate the buildup of elastic strain energy prior to a seismic event and the release of that energy ...
ConcepTest: Continental Earthquakes
Predict which continent experiences the fewest earthquakes per year. a) Antarctica b) North America c) South America d) Asia
ConcepTest: Earthquake Hazards
If you lived in a city located 20 km from the epicenter of a magnitude 6.7 earthquake, which of the following would you be most likely to experience? a) ground shaking b) landslides c) fault rupture d) tsunami e) ...
ConcepTest: Global Earthquake Occurrence #1
Which of the locations on the world map below is most likely to experience a magnitude 6 or greater earthquake? a. b. c. d.
ConcepTest: Global Earthquake Distribution
Which of the maps below is the best representation of the distribution of earthquakes of magnitude 7 or larger? a. b. c. d.
ConcepTest: Global Earthquake Occurrence #2
Which of the locations on the world map below is most likely to experience a deep focus earthquake? a. b. c. d.
ConcepTest: Earthquakes and Plate Boundaries
Use the map of plate boundaries below to predict which land mass experiences the fewest earthquakes per year. a) India b) Australia c) South America d) Asia
ConcepTest: Global Earthquake Occurrence #3
Which of the locations on the world map below is least likely to experience an earthquake? a. South coast of Australia b. Hawaiian Island chain c. West coast of South America d. Mid-Atlantic oceanic ridge
ConcepTest: Location of Deep Earthquakes
Where will deep earthquakes occur most frequently in the plate tectonic setting shown below?