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Richard Allen
Seismo Lab
Earth & Planetary
UC Berkeley

EPS 20 assignment:
Earthquake location and magnitude

In this exercise you will locate an earthquake and determine its magnitude. The exercise should be completed online at:

http://www.sciencecourseware.com/eec/Earthquake/

Under "Main activities" are three buttons: Demonstration, Travel Time, and Epicenter and Magnitude. Work your way through both the Travel Time and Epicenter and Magnitude exercises.

On completion of both exercises you will be prompted to take a short quiz. Be sure to enter your name and the classcode which is 2262251 (for Fall 2014).

On completion of the quiz you will be presented with a certificate and a list of your answers to the questions. Print out this webpage and hand it into your GSI by the due date.

Browser issues and tips
You will most likely be able to complete this online exercise using your normal web browser, but here are some tips in case you run into problems:

  • Popup blocker must be disabled
  • A current version of Java must be installed and enabled
  • Mac users have experienced problems using Safari - use Firefox
  • Mac users should close all other tabs/windows before doing the exercise