Posts Tagged ‘earthquake’

Earthquake in Manila!

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
location of earthquake from USGS

location of earthquake from USGS

As if we arranged the whole thing… following on from this week’s discussion about earthquakes, seismic waves, epicenters, S and P waves…did you feel it

Could you explain to your parents (assuming they are not seismologists) what happened to cause today’s quake?  Could you explain it to someone in Grade 1?

Was there a tsunami warning after this earthquake?  Why or why not?

Waves on the Earth

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Tsunami Hazard Zone by hey mr glen on flickr

Tsunami Hazard Zone by hey mr glen on flickr

These are some of the questions we should be able to answer after some research.  Check out these videos that explain a bit about earthquakes.  This one relates sound waves to earthquakes.  This one relates transverse and longitudinal waves to earthquakes. 

  • How are water waves formed?
  • Why are earthquakes so damaging?
  • How are tsunamis created?
  • Why do some indigenous tribes place their ears to the ground to hear if someone is approaching?