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Earthquake Lab by sciencecourseware.com. This packet includes a map of Mexico with a scale, 3 seismograms, and a lag-time versus distance graph. This lab follows Chapter 15 Lesson 1 on Earthquakes.

Earthquake Lab by sciencecourseware.com. This packet includes a map of Mexico with a scale, 3 seismograms, and a lag-time versus distance graph. This lab follows Chapter 15 Lesson 1 on Earthquakes.

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  • 1. Locating an Epicenter
  • 2. This Earthquake's Seismograms are Below Use these three seismograms to estimate the S-P time interval for each of the recording stations. Record your measurement for the S-P interval in the box below each seismogram. Chichuahua Seismic Station S-P Interval = seconds Mazatlan Seismic Station S-P Interval = seconds
  • 3. Rosarito Seismic Station S-P Interval = seconds Find the distance using the lag time vs. distance graph.