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Listening to the Earth

Quake Location

Our final investigation could be used now, but we know many of you are done for the school year. Thus, we designed it to also be used in the fall since hurricane season spans from June to November. Yes, Hurricanes!  The techniques of seismology can be applied in a variety of contexts to explore many aspects of Earth’s system!  From glaciers, sea ice, fluvial systems and caves, seismology has a role to play.  In this exercise, students explore how the seismometers detect approaching storms and use their knowledge of hurricanes to interpret the seismic data.

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