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What does it take to create a BIG quake?

Quake Location

This week’s investigation explores various factors (fault length, depth, slip, and rigidity) that combine to determine the magnitude of an earthquake! At the core of this investigation is a simple, interactive computer model. Students can adjust each of the four factors to understand the influence of each…  There is even a simulation for a diamond Earth with a 40,000km fault!  Happy exploration! 

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