Largest Earthquakes in the US during November 2017
by: Lisa Harty (about 2 months ago)


Project #3257

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This date set shows some of the largest earthquakes in the US for the month of November, 2017.  The 4th grade students are learning about changes to the Earth's surface and will be learning about the changes that earthquakes make to the Earth's surface.  The students will be able to name locations of earthquakes and rank earthquakes based on magnitude. Students will also be able to conclude where most earthquake activity occurs in the US.


Magnitude Earthquake Effects
2.5 or less Usually not felt, but can be recorded by seismograph.
2.5 to 5.4 Often felt, but only causes minor damage.
5.5 to 6.0 Slight damage to buildings and other structures.
6.1 to 6.9 May cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
7.0 to 7.9 Major earthquake. Serious damage.

8.0 or greater

 Great earthquake. Can totally destroy communities near the epicenter .


Data source:

https://earthquaketrack.com/p/united-states/recent


Guiding questions:

Where in the US do you think there are the most earthquakes? Use the compass rose. Why do you think that?  HINT:  In the visualization, select “Tools” to access the Heat Map to help show marker density. Turn the radius up to 1,000,000 meters, check the box for "Display Markers," and check the box for "Cluster Markers.”

What is the magnitude of most of the earthquakes on the map?

Why do you think there are not large earthquakes in Massachusetts, where you live?​




Created by Lisa Harty and Colette Daniels



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Largest Earthquakes in the US during November 2017

Project #3257 on iSENSEProject.org


Description

This date set shows some of the largest earthquakes in the US for the month of November, 2017.  The 4th grade students are learning about changes to the Earth's surface and will be learning about the changes that earthquakes make to the Earth's surface.  The students will be able to name locations of earthquakes and rank earthquakes based on magnitude. Students will also be able to conclude where most earthquake activity occurs in the US.


Magnitude Earthquake Effects
2.5 or less Usually not felt, but can be recorded by seismograph.
2.5 to 5.4 Often felt, but only causes minor damage.
5.5 to 6.0 Slight damage to buildings and other structures.
6.1 to 6.9 May cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
7.0 to 7.9 Major earthquake. Serious damage.

8.0 or greater

 Great earthquake. Can totally destroy communities near the epicenter .


Data source:

https://earthquaketrack.com/p/united-states/recent


Guiding questions:

Where in the US do you think there are the most earthquakes? Use the compass rose. Why do you think that?  HINT:  In the visualization, select “Tools” to access the Heat Map to help show marker density. Turn the radius up to 1,000,000 meters, check the box for "Display Markers," and check the box for "Cluster Markers.”

What is the magnitude of most of the earthquakes on the map?

Why do you think there are not large earthquakes in Massachusetts, where you live?​




Created by Lisa Harty and Colette Daniels




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