Initial List of Earthquakes• Western America• Chile Some places that are “overdue”• Algeria for an earthquake are California, because it is next to• Spain an active fault line. Another place is China, they are next to• Japan Japan and could feel some of the aftershock from Japan’s• Antarctica earthquake.• Philippines• Alaska• Southern Europe• Haiti
Ten Places Where Earthquakes May Strike (Modiﬁed)• California Today, scientists use many• Chile tools to help them better predict earthquakes. They use• Alaska Infrared Radiation (IR) satellites to ﬁnd seismic• China waves. They also use satellites to ﬁnd magnetic waves which• Italy help them predict earthquake activity.• Philippines• India• Japan• Mexico• Haiti
Explanation• California: The map shows that it is next to a very “earthquake active” North American fault line. This area is also very common to natural disasters, being next to the Paciﬁc Ocean.• Chile: This country pretty much runs along the majority of a fault line where earthquakes are really common. In the past ten years there have been nine earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.0 or higher.• Alaska: In the southmost part of Alaska, there have been many earthquakes in the past year. Also, the border or Africa lies on a convergent boundary.• China: Since China is very close to Japan, I think that China may feel some of the aftershock from the earthquake in Japan. In the past year, there have been many earthquakes in the middle of the country, not just the border.• Italy: It lies on a convergent boundary. In the past year, there have been some earthquakes, some being signiﬁcant.
Explanation cont.• Philippines: All around this country there are tons of earthquakes. In the future, The Philippines will most deﬁnitely experience earthquakes.• India: There haven’t been many in a while. India lies on a convergent boundary where they are at risk for earthquakes to strike.• Japan: Japan could very easily feel some aftershock after the huge earthquake that just occurred. These aftershocks could very easily be very dangerous.• Mexico: They are very prone to earthquakes, the past year, there have been many earthquakes and the past few years there have been many signiﬁcant earthquakes.• Haiti: About 12 months ago, Haiti was struck with an enormous earthquake. They may be prone to experiencing another big earthquake.
What have you learned about Earthquakes and Earthquake Prediction?I have learned a lot about earthquakes andearthquake prediction. The ﬁrst thing that Ilearned is that there are actually thousandsof earthquakes every year. I used to thinkthat there was only a few. I learned thatearthquakes can be predicted by the past.Some places have had many earthquakes inthe past, leading to the conclusion thatearthquakes may occur in certain areas.
What Factors Inﬂuence Earthquake Prediction?Throughout this project, I have learned a lot about the factors ofpredicting earthquakes. There are some factors that help predictwhen an earthquake occurs and the size of it. One is by looking atthe Excel spreadsheet and seeing all of the earthquakes that haveoccurred in the past year. Information regarding the signiﬁcantearthquakes helps predict when and where signiﬁcant earthquakesmay occur. For example, someone could have looked at a map that Ihave but with information from a month earlier and could havepredicted that an earthquake in Japan may strike. Another way tohelp predict where and earthquake may strike is by looking at faultlines and noticing whether the fault line is active with earthquakesin the past.
Where on Earth do most of the really big earthquakes strike? According to my map, most of the really big earthquakes occur along the Eurasian fault line and along the South American fault line. According to the map, tons of earthquakes have happened here. An example of earthquakes in the Eurasian Plate Boundary is the disastrous Earthquake in Japan.