elastic rebound theory focus epicenter
P-waves S-waves Love waves Rayleigh waves
seismograph intensity magnitude Wadati-Benioff zone
Good animations: http://www.crustal.ucsb.edu/ics/understanding/
Recent earthquakes in So Cal: http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/latest.htm
USGS National Earthquake Information Center: http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/
Lots of cool info for kids and adults, plus virtual field trips: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/4kids/
1. What is elastic rebound theory?
2. What is the difference between intensity and magnitude?
3. How does plate tectonics affect the distribution of earthquakes?
4. What are the different earthquake waves and how do they move?
5. What is liquefaction?
6. How are tsunami formed?
7. What types of seismic waves are generated by earthquakes?