Earthquake Characteristics

Earthquake Characteristics

According to elastic rebound theory earthquakes happen when pressure builds up to breaking; earthquake location is defined by focus and epicenter.

CK-12 (High School)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What are the focus and epicenter of an earthquake and how does their location affect the damage the earthquake may cause?
STANDARDS:
RST.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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