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Arc explorer results

  1. 1. Muhammad Ali Mojaradi
  2. 2. <ul><li>The first place I chose </li></ul><ul><li>that is east of South </li></ul><ul><li>America. It is where the </li></ul><ul><li>North American and </li></ul><ul><li>South American Plates </li></ul><ul><li>meet. I believe that this area is overdue for an earthquake because it is on a fault line, and secondly because the fault line boundaries near it are riddled with earthquakes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The second that I believe </li></ul><ul><li>is overdue for an earthquake </li></ul><ul><li>is south of Japan. I think this </li></ul><ul><li>area is overdue because it is </li></ul><ul><li>on a tectonic plate boundary </li></ul><ul><li>that is covered by earthquakes, </li></ul><ul><li>however this small are hasn’t </li></ul><ul><li>experienced any earthquakes. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The next area I picked that </li></ul><ul><li>was overdue for an earth- </li></ul><ul><li>quake was a fault line in the </li></ul><ul><li>red sea between Saudi </li></ul><ul><li>Arabia and Egypt. This is </li></ul><ul><li>because it is on a fault line, </li></ul><ul><li>which is a hurricane hotspot. The next reason is that it is on a convergent plate boundary, which generally causes earthquakes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The next selected are is South of </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska and west of Washington </li></ul><ul><li>State. I chose this area because </li></ul><ul><li>it is on a convergent plate boun- </li></ul><ul><li>dary. The second reason is that there are </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of concentrated earthquakes in the area. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe that theoretically this area should be experiencing earthquakes periodically. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The next area that is overdue </li></ul><ul><li>for an earthquake is near the </li></ul><ul><li>Caribbean island of Cuba. I </li></ul><ul><li>think the area that is near the </li></ul><ul><li>convergent plate boundary is </li></ul><ul><li>overdue for an earthquake. There are a lot of </li></ul><ul><li>earthquake concentrations in the area. It is also </li></ul><ul><li>on a convergent plate boundary which causes earthquake if it is active. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The next area I chose is north of Russia. It is the border of the Eurasian and North American plate boundaries. I think that this area is overdue for and earthquake because it is on a convergent plate boundaries and there are no signs of activity. The plate boundary could be inactive however. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The next area is very over- </li></ul><ul><li>due for an earthquake in my </li></ul><ul><li>opinion. This is because the </li></ul><ul><li>surrounding area is covered </li></ul><ul><li>by thousands of earthquakes. </li></ul><ul><li>However the central area has no earthquakes, even though it appears that the plates are active. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The next are overdue for an </li></ul><ul><li>earthquake is on the north </li></ul><ul><li>side of the island. This is </li></ul><ul><li>because the surrounding area </li></ul><ul><li>and fault lines are covered by </li></ul><ul><li>earthquakes, however this area has none. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>The next area I chose was </li></ul><ul><li>the area on the convergent </li></ul><ul><li>boundary pictured. I chose </li></ul><ul><li>this area because compared </li></ul><ul><li>to other active convergent </li></ul><ul><li>boundaries this area had few </li></ul><ul><li>earthquakes. I think this area will experience many more earthquakes in the future. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The next area I chose is </li></ul><ul><li>a plate boundary that </li></ul><ul><li>is south of South America. </li></ul><ul><li>I chose this area because </li></ul><ul><li>the surrounding area is </li></ul><ul><li>filled with earthquakes, but the earthquakes seem to thin out near this area. I think this shortage of earthquakes might be due to inactive plate boundaries. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>What have you learned about earthquakes and earthquake prediction? </li></ul><ul><li>I have learned that earthquakes can occur anywhere, and that plate movement plays the biggest role in earthquakes. </li></ul><ul><li>What factors influence earthquake prediction? </li></ul><ul><li>Some factors that influence earthquake prediction are the location, and the type of plate boundaries near it. Areas near tectonic plate boundaries are generally more vulnerable to earthquakes. This is because tectonic plates rub against each other and build up pressure which causes earthquakes. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Where on Earth do most of the really big earthquakes strike? </li></ul><ul><li>My research and analysis of the Arc Explorer map have lead me to the conclusion that most of earth’s earthquakes occur near earth’s fault lines. This happens because tectonic plates slide past each other causing friction which causes built-up pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The next step in my research is to periodically analyze the map and check my predictions, updating them when necessary. </li></ul>

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