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Reading Seismograms - Part 3

Quake Location

This week’s lab builds on the learning from prior weeks as students will explore how earthquakes move the ground in three-components of motion… and how that motion is recorded by modern seismographs (Vertical, N-S, and E-W motion). Students will explore how and why we identify P and S wave arrivals on particular components of motion. Students will also learn how other factors influence the shape of the seismograms.  We had initially intended to only make 2 parts to reading seismograms… but we couldn’t help ourselves so this is Part 3 of 2.

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