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How are Earthquakes Related to Plate Tectonics?

You will be following through with an investigation on the computer at www.classzone.com Follow the steps provided in order to go through the investigation correctly. Along the way there will be questions for you to answer. The questions are written below so you will know your location and you do not get lost.

Start Here: Go to http://earthsci.terc.edu/navigation/home.cfm

On the left hand side of the screen is a box for a keycode.

Enter: ES1001 and click enter.

Observe the pictures and the locations they are from.

  1. Question:What types of things in the pictures show evidence that an earthquake had taken place there?
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  3. Question:Predict where most earthquakes occur.
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  5. Question:Describe how the pattern of earthquake locations compares to the locations of plate boundaries.
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  7. Question:Which depth range has the most earthquakes? Which depth range has the fewest earthquakes?
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  9. Question:At what type of plate boundary do you see most deep-focus earthquakes?
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  11. Question:Explain why deep-focus earthquakes occur at this type of plate boundary but not at others.
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  13. Question:which magnitude range has the greatest amount of earthquakes? Which has fewest?
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  15. Question:What type of plate boundary experiences the most earthquakes with large magnitudes? Hypothesize about why that type of boundary experiences larger earthquakes than others.
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  17. Question:Give three examples of damage that can occur as a result of an earthquake.

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10. Question: Which cities are susceptible to earthquake activity? Describe the factors that you had to consider in order to arrive at your answer.