Earthquakes project - scott F

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Earthquakes project - scott F

  1. 1. Earthquakes By: Scott Fitzgerald
  2. 2. Map of Earthquakes
  3. 3. Questions <ul><li>1. What do you notice about the distribution of these earthquakes? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The distribution of earthquakes coincides with the boundaries between tectonic plates </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2. How does the distribution of these earthquakes compare to the others? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Big earthquakes tend to be concentrated in places where tectonic plates are colliding, rather than pulling apart. </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrations of big earthquakes surround the Pacific Ocean in a pattern often described as the Ring of Fir </li></ul><ul><li>3. What type of plate boundary is associated with earthquakes that have a magnitude of 7.0 or greater? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Big earthquakes occur most frequently at convergent plate boundaries. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>4. What percentage of big earthquakes occur within 100 miles of a convergent plate boundary? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>588 of 1250, which equals 47% of big earthquakes occur within 100 miles of a convergent plate boundary </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>5. What type of plate boundary is associated with earthquakes that have a magnitude of 7.0 or greater? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Big earthquakes occur most frequently at convergent plate boundaries </li></ul>

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