The USGS Earthquake center (http://www.earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/) is an excellent source of earthquake information. The centers’ scientists track earthquake activity worldwide and provide up to the minute information on seismic activity. Copy and paste the following URL into your internet browser. http://www.earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/
Look at the USA map of earthquakes. You may also find it interesting to click on the animation to see up to date earthquake activity in the US.
Answer the following questions in the submission box and submit when done. Also please attach a dummy, blank file because D2L requires that you attach a file. Be sure to identify each question by number ONLY.
1) Identify and describe the area where there is the greatest concentration of earthquakes.
2) Explain fully why these locations have such a high number of earthquakes.
On the same page, find the World Lists of earthquakes and click on Magnitude 5+.
3) Identify the location of the largest most recent earthquake; also provide information on its magnitude, depth, and ecological & biological impacts to the region.
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