The Earthquakes Living Lab offers you a chance to investigate earthquakes all around the world. You will find that many earthquakes have happened this week! What instruments, methods and data do scientists and engineers use to measure and locate earthquakes? How do scientists use evidence to explain the theory of plate tectonics? What are some effects of earthquakes that influence how much damage they cause? What are the best designs for buildings located in earthquake-prone regions? This Living Lab uses four focus areas (Chile, San Francisco, Japan, and Southern California) to help guide you toward answers to these questions—and many more. Rock your world by looking at real data from around the globe!
Examine these four active seismic areas to inquire about different aspects of earthquakes!