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Moment Magnitude Scale

The Moment Magnitude Scale (abbreviated as MMS, denoted, as MW) is a rating system used by seismologists to calculate the size of an earthquake. The scale rates the earthquake in terms of the total energy let off by the quake. … Continue reading

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Epicenter

The epicenter of an earthquake is located directly above the focus. Since it is right on top the hypocenter, it is usually the area that suffers the most damage. Seismologists find an earthquakes epicenter by using the seismic waves that … Continue reading

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Faults

A fault is crack where chunks of the Earth’s crust on both sides have cracked and have been displaced. Most happen along plate boundaries. There are three major types of faults normal, reverse, and strike- slip faults. Normal faults occur … Continue reading

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Seismic Waves

Seismic waves are vibrations that travel through the Earth carrying energy released during an earthquake. The waves transport the energy from the focus. They traverse through the interior of the Earth and across its surface. There are three main types … Continue reading

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The Pacific Ring of Fire

The Pacific Ring of Fire is an area where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions happen. They occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean in a 25,000 mile shape not unlike that of a horseshoe with a nearly a continuous … Continue reading

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Christchurch’s Tsunami

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a warning that a tsunami had been generated as a result of the Christchurch quake, but the warning was dropped around an hour after it was given even though an tsunami had … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Hey, My name is Allana and this blog is my 4 quarter exhibition project. Before I continue I should tell you a little bit about my school so have a better understanding. First always expect the unexpected,  you see I … Continue reading

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