Monday, 23 October 2017

Modelling earthquake wave amplification

Our new Earthlearningidea is 'Jelly/biscuit modelling of how earthquake waves amplify and devastate; demonstrating how seismic shaking depends on local geology'

The model represents a place like Mexico City where the central part of the city is built on solid rock but the rest of the city is built on soft lake bed sediments. This means that different parts of the city, only a few hundred metres apart, respond very differently to earthquake shaking.
Many activities about earthquakes for all ages, can be found by searching our website.
This activity was devised and written by a colleague in the British Geological Survey.

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