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# Locating Earthquake Epicenters

## You can find an earthquake epicenter using at least three seismograph stations.

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## Locating Earthquake Epicenters

How to find the epicenter of an earthquake.

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## A Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On! Lesson Plan

Students collect data to compare the 1906 and 1989 California earthquakes, and determine the factors that influence the amount of shaking that occurs in an area due to an earthquake.

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## Locating Earthquake Epicenters Quiz

Quiz on Locating Earthquake Epicenters

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• Critical Thinking

## Locating Earthquake Epicenters Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Locating Earthquake Epicenters.

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## Locating Earthquake Epicenters Pre Read

This Possible Sentences strategy activates prior knowledge of specific science content by creating sentences using pairs of key vocabulary words.

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## Locating Earthquake Epicenters Post Read

To build a step-by-step description of a sequence for analysis, discussion, or communication using a Sequence Diagram.

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• Real World Application

## Earth Polygraph

Students will look at actual seismograph data to identify S and P waves, determine magnitude, learn about finding epicenters, and calculating wave speeds.

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## Finding Yourself

Describes how GPS works and how it was developed.

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• Study Guide

## Locating Earthquake Epicenters Study Guide

This study guide summarizes the key points of Locating Earthquake Epicenters. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.

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## Creating Travel-time Curves

An animated travel-time graphic for the 1994 Northridge, CA earthquake shows how travel times are determined.

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