How Are Earthquakes Recorded???

It is a violent shaking of the earth’s crust caused by the movement of landmasses along faults and/or subduction zones.
Many earthquakes occur around the edge of the Pacific ocean, also known as the Ring of Fire, because this is the boundary where many plates interact and generate earthquakes and volcanic activity. Another belt of earthquakes exists in the centers of the ocean basins at the mid-ocean ridges. This distribution of earthquake epicenters shows where the plate boundaries exist and are currently active areas.

The following clip is a demonstration of how earthquakes occur and they are recorded. Using the following worksheet, earthquake video worksheet, answer the questions using the information from the video. After the video, have a class discussion on the notes as the lesson will reiterate the concepts of the video.

Shake, Shake, Shake Video

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