What do you notice about the distribution of these earthquakes?<br />I notice that the most of the earthquakes occur along the plate boundaries.<br />
How does the distribution of these earthquakes compare to the others?<br />In the other one the earthquakes were along all of the plate boundaries. In this one the earthquakes were along some of the plate boundaries and there are no earthquakes inland.<br />
What type of plate boundary is associated with earthquakes that have a magnitude of 7.0 or greater? <br />The Big earthquakes occur a lot at the convergent plate Boundaries.<br />
What percentage of big earthquakes occur within 100 miles of a convergent plate boundary?<br />47% (588 earthquakes) occur within 100 miles of a convergent plate boundary.<br />
What percentage of big earthquakes occur within 200 miles of a convergent plate boundary?<br />71% (886 earthquakes) occur within 200 miles of a convergent plate boundary.<br />
Create a top 10 list of places on earth you predict will have a significant earthquake.<br />1.India<br />2.China<br />3.Egypt<br />4.Chile<br />5.Mexico<br />6.Japan<br />7.Alaska<br />8.California<br />9.Middle of Atlantic Ocean<br />10.Pacific Ocean<br />
Which places are "overdue" for an earthquake?<br />Russia and Australia because both of them are near where a lot of earthquakes occur. Both of them don’t have a lot of seismic activity and are near plate boundaries. <br />
What new tools or techniques are seismologists using to help them better predict earthquakes?<br />Interferometric-Synthetic Aperture Radar <br />62% chance of a major quake hitting the same place within the next 30 years<br />Using IR cameras to detect the heat created for the two plates from space<br />
identify one place from your Top Ten Hit List that you predict will be the most likely place on Earth to experience the Next Big One!<br />China because it is right in the middle of a lot of earthquakes including some in and nearby its country within 30 years.<br />
What have you learned about earthquakes and earthquake prediction?<br />I have learned that there are many different methods for finding when earthquakes will strike. I have also learned that most earthquakes are unpredictable and you don’t see them coming.<br />
What factors influence earthquake prediction?<br />Factors that influence earthquake predictions are where and when they happen. Another factor is where earthquakes occur a lot and where they don’t.<br />
Where on Earth do most of the really big earthquakes strike?<br />Most of the really big earthquakes strike around Asia and Africa.<br />
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