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Section 10

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of EarthComm: Florida, Section 10: Earthquakes.

Inquiring Further

  1. To learn more about the use of seismic waves to study Earth’s interior, visit the following web sites:

    Seismic Waves and Earth's Interior, Penn State University
    Examines the basic types of seismic waves and how they travel through the Earth and along its surface.

    The Interior of the Earth, University of Tennessee Knoxville
    Explains how seismic waves are used to study Earth’s interior.

    Evidence for Internal Earth Structure and Composition, Long Island University
    Looks at the movement of seismic waves through Earth’s interior.

  2. To learn more about how exploration seismologists use seismic waves to study the deep layers of Earth, visit the following web site:

    What are seismic surveys and how much "shaking" do they create?, Utah Geological Survey
    Explains how seismic surveys are used for oil and gas exploration.  

  3. To learn more about what a seismologist does at work, visit the following web sites:

    Men and Women of Seismology, USGS
    Biographies of some of the most famous scientists involved in the study of earthquakes and the structure of the Earth.

    Seismologist, AGI
    Learn more about becoming a seismologist.

    Geoscience Careers, AGI
    Descriptions of geoscience careers, employers and employment opportunities.

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To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:


Earthquake Topics, USGS
Comprehensive list of topics related to earthquakes. Also, some topics are linked to other sites allowing reader to gain further information.

Frequently Asked Questions, USGS
Covers a wide range of topics to give a good general overview of earthquakes. Additional links are provided if more information is desired.

Where Do Earthquakes Occur?, Michigan Technological University
Covers earthquake occurrences along plate boundaries and along fault planes. Reviews the different types of faults.

Earthquakes, USGS
This online publication is an excellent overview of earthquakes and includes a lot of good graphics and photos.

Earthquakes or Seismic Waves

What is Seismology and What are Seismic Waves?, Michigan Technological University
Reviews not only P and S waves, but also Love waves and Rayleigh waves.

Seismology, USGS
Provides links for more information seismology, movies, simulations, and an online exercise.

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