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  • Three Earthquakes On The Map
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    Recording the Earth's Seismic Activity In general, the map that contained all the earthquake distributions mostly had shallow quakes spread around. Deep quakes on the map were a lot less common. I would estimate that about 85%-90% of the earthquakes were shallow quakes. There were only three earthquakes on the map that had a magnitude of 7.0 or greater. The earthquakes that appeared to have occurred along spreading zones made up about 80% of the earthquakes on the map. Earthquakes that have occu...
  • Earthquakes At The Plate Boundaries
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    Describe the frequency, origin and distribution of earthquakes at mid-ocean ridges, ocean basins, subduction zones and continental shields. Earthquakes are happening almost everyday all over the world. Most of the time earthquakes are not strong enough to be felt by people, but the shaking caused by an earthquake is recorded by a seismogram. These are located all over the world at different points. Only occasionally will a larger magnitude earthquake strike and cause damage to the region. Around...
  • Subductive Waste Disposal Method
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    The disposal of nuclear waste is quickly becoming the most important issue facing the environmental community today. Nearly twenty percent of our nation's electricity is being supplied by the approximately 100 nuclear power plants that are in everyday operation in the United States. So far, almost all of the nuclear waste created by these power plants is being housed in temporary storage facilities at each power plant. Although the total volume of nuclear waste produced in one year is small when...
  • Study Of The Past
    276 words
    Future Shocks Future Shocks showed how scientists can better predict where earthquakes will occur by studying the past. Researchers are now able to pinpoint the date, hour and size of an earthquake from the past, by studying ghost forests. The researchers compare the rings of the trees of known age that have survived earthquakes, with the rings of the ghost forest trees. The study of the past is very important because scientists still cannot predict earthquakes. By gathering evidence from the pa...
  • Northwest Coast At The Cascadia Subduction Zone
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    Cascadia Subduction Zone Quake (aka "The Big One") Having been a resident of the Northwest for my entire life, I have been quite sheltered from the real threat that earthquakes present. After all, large earthquakes only happen in places like California or Japan, not in the Northwest right? Despite the fact that I now know this to be an incorrect statement; this was my impression before discussing the topic with my brother. He suggested that I research the "Big" earthquake that was due to hit off...

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