Glg 220 Week 2 Earthquakes Lab Report

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Week Two Earthquakes Lab Report

Week Two Earthquakes Lab Report

Answer the lab questions for this week and summarize the lab experience using this form.

Carefully read Ch. 9 of Geoscience Laboratory.

Complete this week’s lab by filling in your responses to the questions from Geoscience Laboratory. Select answers are provided for you in red font to assist you with your lab work. Although you are only required to respond to the questions in this worksheet, you are encouraged to answer others from the text on your own.

Questions and charts are from Geoscience Laboratory, 5th ed. (p. 155–167), by T. Freeman, 2009, New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons. Reprinted with permission.

Lab Questions
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One of the curious things about the loss of life in regions surrounding the Bay of Bengal is that some 38,195 lives were lost in Sri Lanka, whereas only 2 lives were lost in Bangladesh. How could this be? It certainly couldn’t be the difference in distance. Hint: To answer this question, you should first contour the map in Figure 9.20 (see p. 170 in the Lab book) and then follow ‘the rule.’
There were not early tsunami warnings prior to 2004.

Note: You do not need to submit the contour map with this report.

Lab Summary

Address the following in a 100- to 200-word summary:

• Summarize the general principles and purpose of the lab.
• Explain how this lab helped you better understand the topics and concepts addressed this week.
• Describe what you found challenging about this lab.
• Describe what you found interesting about this lab.

Write your summary here:

The purpose and general principles of this lab that I learned were that buildings cause more deaths, more damages, and the size of the earthquake does not amount to the deaths caused by an earthquake. This lab helped me better understand the topics and concepts addressed this week by explaining how to compute earthquakes, magnitudes, distances and differences which help me better understand the topics. I