Earthquakes- where will they strike? Emma Lietz
#1-West Coast of South America I believe that the west coast of South America will get and earthquake soon, because it has very active plate movements, as shown the picture.
#2- Indonesia I think Indonesia will get a major earthquake soon because of its turbulent earthquake history.
#3-Alaskan Coast I chose the Alaskan Coast because of its active seismic history, and the fact that it hasn’t had a major earthquake in a while.
#4- Mexico/Latin America I chose Mexico and Latin America because they haven’t had a really big major earthquake recently, and Mexico/ Latin America lies on a very active fault.
5-10 Picks… <ul><li>#5- Hawaii- all the volcanoes underneath should make for unstable plate conditions, leading to an earthquake. </li></ul><ul><li>#6 – Cuba- Their being on a temperamental fault line is sure to cause an earthquake soon. </li></ul><ul><li>#7 – Southern Europe- the sheer number of earthquakes suggests that another will soon happen. </li></ul><ul><li>#8 – New Zealand- the fact that it’s on a very active boundary means that earthquakes happen regularly there. </li></ul><ul><li>#9 – Haiti- Haiti had a massive earthquake last year, and I expect many more of the same caliber in the near future. </li></ul><ul><li>#10 – Japan- Their last gigantic earthquake was so powerful it shifted their countries location, which probably shifted their location closer to a boundary. That could cause more earthquakes. </li></ul>
What I learned: <ul><li>I learned about a lot of the most common earthquake locations, and I also learned that islands near tectonic plate borders have a ton of earthquakes. I also learned that earthquakes can also occur off of plate boundaries as well. </li></ul>
What factors influence earthquake prediction? <ul><li>A main factor that I used was past earthquakes, by seeing the locations of earthquakes in the past, you can predict where the next big earthquake might be. Another factor would be location, if it ’ s near a plate boundaries or in the middle of a plate can have a big difference. </li></ul>
Where on Earth do really big earthquakes strike? <ul><li>Really big earthquakes usually strike at plate boundaries. Those boundaries are usually on the edges of continents or in the middle of the ocean. An example would be the San Andreas Fault line, which is near the edge of the continent, and earthquakes strike regularly. </li></ul>