Locating an Earthquake Epicenter (PDF)

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World Earthquake Epicenters

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  • Classroom Activities

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Arkansas Geological Survey (AGS)

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Students learn about different types of seismic waves. They will use a travel-time graph to accurately locate the epicenter. Use of three seismographs is necessary.

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