Go to the daily earthquake list and note the day and time you looked up the information. Answer the following questions in complete sentences and paragraphs. Be sure you cover the entire seven days visible on the page. Your responses should demonstrate critical thinking.
How many earthquakes are over 6.0 over the week? How many between 4.5 and 6.0 over the week?
What country outside the U.S. had the most earthquakes during this time? Provide details.
Where was the most recent earthquake over 4.5? What magnitude was it? How deep was it? Is this shallow, intermediate, or deep?
Explain the type of plate boundary it was near. Why are earthquakes common to this area?
Where was the deepest earthquake during the week? Where was the shallowest? What type of boundary were these on?
Where was the most recent earthquake closest to you? Include the name of the city and state you reside in (or country if outside of the United States). What type of plate boundary was it near, or why was it not located near a boundary?
Be sure your paper is 2-3 pages long, cites credible sources, answers all questions with complete sentences and paragraphs, and follows CSU-Global’s guidelines for writing and APA style. Your paper must include a title page, be double spaced, and have 1-inch margins.
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According to the USGS, there were only two earthquakes registering 6.0M or greater on the Richter scale during the past seven days (8/24/2013 to 8/31/2013). The most powerful earthquake recorded was a 7.0M, located 94km ESE of Adak, Alaska, in the Aleutian Islands chain. The other 6.0M+ earthquake was located in the southwest Pacific, 288km NW of Raoul Island, New Zealand. Therefore, both earthquakes involved the Pacific Plate; the majority of the world’s strongest earthquakes by energy released occur near or on its boundaries....
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