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Earthquake distribution
Earthquake distribution
Earthquake distribution
Earthquake distribution
Earthquake distribution
Earthquake distribution
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Earthquake distribution


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  • 1. Adam Smith
  • 2.
    • Many earthquakes happen around plate boundaries, mainly convergent boundary types
  • 3.
    • Major earthquakes are more present in South America and the Philippines than earthquakes in 2010
  • 4.
    • Convergent plate boundaries are associated with larger earthquakes
  • 5.
    • 100 miles-
      • ≈ 47.63% of all major earthquakes
    • 200 miles-
      • ≈ 71.52% of all major earthquakes
  • 6.
    • The Philippines
    • Pacific Northwest
    • South America
    • New Zealand
    • Japan
    • Indonesia
    • Alaska
    • The Mediterranean
    • Burma
    • Lesser Antilles (in the Caribbean)
  • 7.
    • The Philippines - It is a prime region for a major earthquake because of its lack of earthquakes in recent years
    • Pacific Northwest – This area is known for major earthquakes, and earthquakes here are even more potent because it is near a convergent boundary
    • South America – The three largest earthquakes in the world have occurred here
    • New Zealand – It had a recent earthquake, and there is a lack of earthquakes in the past year
    • Japan – A major earthquake just hit here and is historically, a earthquake hotspot
  • 8.
    • Indonesia – Huge earthquakes occur here and a major earthquake hit around 2004
    • Alaska – Earthquakes here are not as well known, but consistent earthquakes over 7 occur here
    • The Mediterranean – it lacks earthquakes in recent years
    • Burma – A major earthquake happened historically and is affected by the same plates as Indonesia
    • Lesser Antilles (in the Caribbean) – Last year, a major earthquake occurred here and is a historic earthquake hotspot
  • 9.
    • As more data is known from major earthquakes, data plots can be determined
    • From these data points, correlations can be made to specify which areas are a main target for earthquakes
  • 10.
    • What have you learned about earthquakes and earthquake prediction? – Areas that have not many earthquakes in recent years are more likely to have a major earthquake such as Haiti (in the Caribbean) and Japan
    • What factors influence earthquake prediction? - Areas that are near plate boundaries are more likely to experience an earthquake , but locations with convergent or transform boundaries are more likely to experience an earthquake that are large
    • Where on Earth do most of the really big earthquakes strike? – Earthquakes that are near convergent boundaries usually experience the largest earthquakes