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You Need the Following:. Papers on the Table SCIENCE BOOK! Sheet of Paper Turn in your Test Self-Assessment Turn in any test corrections. Earthquakes. What is an Earthquake?. Earthquakes : Vibrations (seismic waves) within Earth materials are produced by the rapid release of energy

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you need the following
You Need the Following:
  • Papers on the Table
  • Sheet of Paper
  • Turn in your Test Self-Assessment
    • Turn in any test corrections
what is an earthquake
What is an Earthquake?
  • Earthquakes: Vibrations (seismic waves) within Earth materials are produced by the rapid release of energy
    • Earth’s crust is in constant motion because of tectonic forces
    • Earth’s crust can store elasticenergy
    • When forces exceed the elastic limits and structural strength of the rocks, the rocks will break and/or move producing vibrations that travel outward in all directions
  • The actual place underground where the rocks break producing vibrations is called the focus
  • The place on the surface directly above the focus is called the epicenter
what types of forces are created
What types of forces are created?

Tension Force:

  • stretching or pulling force
  • Makes a normal fault

Normal Fault

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What types of forces are created?

Compression Force:

  • force pushing something together
  • Makes a reverse fault

Reverse Fault

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What types of forces are created?

Shear Force:

  • a system of forces that operates against a body from different sides
  • Makes a strike-slip fault

Strike-Slip Fault

do the following
Do the Following:
    • Turn in your What are Earthquakes? Directed Reading
  • Fill out your Agenda
  • Get out your Earthquake Notes
  • Make sure you have your SCIENCE BOOK!
what causes earthquakes
What Causes Earthquakes?
  • Movement along faults: occurs when the energy exceeds the friction holding the sides of the fault together and is suddenly released.
  • Movement of magma (volcanic)
  • Volcanic eruptions
seismic waves
Seismic Waves

Originate at the focus and travel outward in all directions

  • Foreshocks: small earthquakes that come before a major earthquake
  • Aftershocks: Are adjustments in the crust after in earthquake
    • Smaller than main earthquake, but can cause as much or more damage. They can continue for weeks to months. Not every earthquake produces aftershocks
3 types of seismic waves
3 Types of seismic Waves
  • P waves (primary waves) Compressional wave
    • Particles move back and forth in the same direction as the wave
    • Travels the fastest
    • Can pass through solids and liquids (gases also)
    • Does not cause damage
types of waves
Types of Waves
  • S wave (secondary wave, shear wave)
    • Particles move at right angles to the direction of the wave
    • Travels slower than P waves
    • Can pass through solids only
    • Does not cause damage
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Types of Waves
  • L wave (long wave, surface wave, ground wave)
    • Particles move in elliptical orbit
    • Originates on the surface after the P and S waves go straight up from the focus and reach the surface
    • The L wave causes the damage and will be the strongest at the epicenter
    • Travels the slowest
how do we measure earthquakes
How Do We Measure Earthquakes?

Earthquake waves are recorded by a seismograph and the recording of waves on paper is called seismogram

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How Do We Measure Earthquakes?
  • Intensity – a measure of the effects on an earthquake at a particular location
  • Magnitude: a measure of the strength or amount of energy released during an earthquake
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How Do We Measure Earthquakes?
  • Richter Scale: Measures the amplitude of earthquake waves on seismograms
      • Scale from 1-10
      • Each number is 10 times the amplitude of the number below
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Do the Following:
  • Get out your Earthquake Notes
  • Make sure you have your SCIENCE BOOK!
earthquake dangers
Earthquake Dangers
  • Most injuries and deaths are caused by falling objectsand most property damage results from fires that start
    • Tsunami: seismic sea wave sometimes generated when an earthquake originates on the ocean floor
tsunami december 2004
Tsunami—December 2004

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Earthquake Dangers
  • Seiche: rhythmic sloshing of small bodies of water

A seiche is the sloshing of a closed body of water from earthquake shaking. Swimming pools often have seiches during earthquakes.

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Earthquake Dangers
  • Liquefaction: unconsolidated materials that are water saturated may turn to a fluid causing some underground objects such as storage tanks to float to the surface

Ground fissures caused by liquefaction near the mouth of the Pajaro River in California during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. When the surface of the ground oscillates, wet, sandy, and muddy soils can flow like a liquid. This is liquefaction. You can liquefy wet sand at the beach by pumping it up and down with your feet. Photo courtesy of the Loma Prieta Collection, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, UC Berkeley.

earthquake safety
Earthquake Safety
  • Protect yourself from falling objects (GET UNDER SOMETHING) or stand in a hallway or doorway (watch out for a swinging door)
  • Do not try to go outside during the earthquake
  • After the earthquake and before the aftershocks, go outside
  • Do not return to the building until it has been inspected