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Ch 28: Physical Science - Earthquakes: Homework Help

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The Earthquakes chapter of this High School Physical Science Homework Help course helps students complete their earthquakes homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your earthquakes homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample questions and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your earthquakes homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Causes of earthquakes
  • Aftershocks and foreshocks
  • Use of seismic activity to identify and understand earthquakes
  • Destruction caused by earthquakes

6 Lessons in Chapter 28: Physical Science - Earthquakes: Homework Help
What is an Earthquake? - Definition and Components

1. What is an Earthquake? - Definition and Components

Earthquakes are well known for the damage and destruction they leave behind. But what is an earthquake? In this video lesson you will learn about what causes earthquakes and the various components involved in these powerful natural disasters.

The Causes of Earthquakes

2. The Causes of Earthquakes

In this video lesson you will learn what causes earthquakes and where they occur. You will also understand the theory of elastic rebound, and how this relates to movement of the earth's crust.

Identifying and Understanding Earthquakes Using Seismic Activity

3. Identifying and Understanding Earthquakes Using Seismic Activity

Scientists can learn a lot about earthquakes by studying how they move ground. Using seismic activity, we can learn where an earthquake originated as well as how strong it was. In this video lesson, you will learn about seismic activity and how it relates to our understanding of earthquakes.

Aftershocks & Foreshocks of an Earthquake

4. Aftershocks & Foreshocks of an Earthquake

An earthquake is not an isolated event of ground shaking. Foreshocks and aftershocks occur with most earthquakes, and in this video lesson you will learn about them and how they are part of the overall process.

Using the Richter Scale to Measure Earthquakes

5. Using the Richter Scale to Measure Earthquakes

In this video lesson, you will learn about earthquake magnitude and how it is measured. You will also learn how that relates to the amount of energy released during an earthquake, as well as how common different magnitude earthquakes are around the world.

Destruction Caused by Earthquakes

6. Destruction Caused by Earthquakes

Earthquakes are well-known for their damage and destruction, and in this video lesson you will learn about the different types of damage that these dangerous natural disasters can cause.

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