Make Your Own Earthquake: Magnitude and Intensity Lab
by (Option 1) Deborah Kane and (Option 2) IRIS. This activity describes the differences between an earthquake's magnitude and intensity and then has students experiment with the Quake-Catcher Network sensor to explore these concepts. Earthquake magnitude is a property of the earthquake itself, and does not change for a given earthquake regardless of where the earthquake is recorded. A measure of intensity describes the ground motion felt at a given location and varies spatially for a given earthquake.
Make your Own Earthquake:
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