Glg Lab Report

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Appendix F

Week Three Lab Report: Earthquakes

Answer the lab questions for this week and summarize the lab experience using this form.

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Carefully read pages 156-170 of Geoscience Laboratory.

Complete this week’s lab by filling in your responses to the questions from Geoscience Laboratory. Select answers are provided for you in red font to assist you with your lab work. Although you are only required to respond to the questions in this worksheet, you are encouraged to answer others from the text on your own.

Lab Questions

9.1. Judging from the
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The 2002 Afghanistan earthquake measured 5.9 on the Richter scale and killed 1,800 people. The 2001 western Washington earthquake measured 6.8 on the Richter scale and killed only one person. Can you imagine why the huge difference in the numbers of deaths? Hint: It has to do with construction materials.

The mud walls used in construction of Afghan homes could not withstand the shaking from the earthquakes whereas construction in the United States tends to be better reinforced.

9.17. Where is the location of that June 19 quake (to the nearest tenth of a degree latitude and longitude)? Follow the steps 1 through 4 to complete the table below (see lab book pp. 164-165).

| |P arrival time |S arrival time |Difference in P & S |
|LTN |3:46:45.7 |3:46:50.0 |4.3 |35.6 |
|GOIL |3:46:0.9 |3:47:17.2 |16.3 |137 |

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