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Monday, May 14
Tuesday, May 15
   Lecture: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
   Prioritize unit activities
   Pick 2 options for today (besides lecture)
Other announcements
Schedule for today:
8:10-9:05 Assembly
9:10-10:25 Period 2
10:30-11:05 1st lunch
11:10-12:35 Period 4
12:40- 2:00 Period 6
Notes: Earthquakes
What is an earthquake?
Earthquakes occur at plate boundaries
Earthquakes are vibrations resulting from rocks
 sliding past each other at a fault
    (Seismic waves are waves of energy released
 during in earthquake)

Focus the area along a fault at which the first motion
  of an earthquake occurs

Epicenter the point on Earth’s surface directly above
 an earthquake’s focus
Other websites on Earthquakes
Types of faults
Recent map of earthquakes
PNW earthquake website
Basic Earthquake powerpoint
February 28, 2001

   At 10:54 a.m. on February 28, 2001, a magnitude 6.8
    earthquake shook the Pacific Northwest.
   Fifteen minutes after the earthquake, Shannon & Wilson
    dispatched a team of geotechnical earthquake engineers and
    geologists to investigate the geotechnical aspects of the event.
   The team initially focused on sites that had shown historical
    evidence of ground failure during 1949 (magnitude 7.1) and
    1965 (magnitude 6.5) events.
   Most of the damage observed was located in Olympia and
    Tumwater and in artificial fill areas in and around Seattle.
   No liquefaction evidence was found in Puyallup where significant
    liquefaction had occurred in previous earthquake events.

         Pictures from Shannon and Wilson Website:
S06 Lateral Spreading of Road at Sunset
Lake Tumwater
A01 Failure of MSE Wall Overview
A02 MSE Wall Failure Tumwater
M01 Ground Settlement at Marathon Park
OB01 liquefaction separated column from
foundation by 8 in
U01 Sidewall Failure S of Sodo Center Along First Ave S
Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake - Denali Fault, Alaska
- November 3, 2002 Quake_2002

   Shortly after the M7.9 earthquake near Denali
    National Park, Alaska, Shannon & Wilson engineers
    were on the road to investigate and document
    geotechnical damage. The team includes Rohn
    Abbott, Steve Adamczak, Frank Wuttig, Mark
    Lockwood, and Bill Perkins.
Tree split in 20- to 30-foot
wide rupture zone at
Milepost 215.7, Richardson
Same location as photo 11. Note vehicles for scale.
Ground displacement into lake. Note submerged
sand boil and vegetation.
Milepost 77.5, approx. 6 ft vertical, 4 ft horiz. movement across road due to liquefaction
of soil below road embankment. Displacements typical of much of road embankments
between mileposts 78-75.2
Milepost 78, looking north towards Mentasta Lodge east (right) side of road. Approx. 4
ft vertical, 6 ft horiz. displacement across road SW end of landslide-lateral spread into
lake on west side of road
Up to 8ft diameter rocks across Red Rock Canyon Road (1.4 miles
east of Richardson Highway at milepost 213.6. Note pickup for scale.
Airport-Typical cracking and lateral displacement in runway
Airport-Sand boils at lodge. Differ. settle.,
lat. movement, foundations tilted inter.
floors, opened horiz. cracks between floors-
walls. Lodge employee saw 4ft high
geysers from boil vents

                                                Airport-Typical sand boil in runway
Airport-Settlement of Hanger
relative to floor slab has
                                   Airport-Power pole at lodge that
shortened the height of the door
                                   sank approx. 3 feet during.
opening and prevents door from
                                   Lodge employee present at time
closing completely. Residents
                                   of earthquake reported watching
reported that door closed
                                   pole sink. Note slack guy wires,
completely prior to earthquake
                                   which were reportedly taught
                                   prior to the earthquake
Earthquakes generate three types of waves:

   1. Longitudinal waves
  travel by compressing and stretching crust, also called
   primary waves (P waves)

   2. Transverse waves
    travel in an up and downward movement, also
     called secondary waves (S waves)
 (Both P waves and S waves spread out from the focus in all directions through
     the earth.)

   3. Surface waves (Surface waves move only on Earth’s surface.)
    seismic waves that can move only through solids,
     move in a rolling circular motion
         surface waves D:\Ch21\80078.html
Measuring Earthquakes
Seismologists detect and measure earthquakes.

Seismology the study of earthquakes including their
 origin, propagation, energy, and prediction
  • Seismologists use sensitive equipment called
    seismographs to record data about earthquakes.

  • Seismograph D:\Ch21\80079.html
How to calculate the epicenter of an
 • Because P waves travel faster, the difference between
   the arrival of P waves and the arrival of S waves
   allows scientists to calculate how far away the focus is.

 • Three seismograph stations are necessary to locate the
   epicenter of an earthquake.
How to calculate the magnitude of an
Richter scale a scale that expresses the
 magnitude of an earthquake

Magnitude of earthquake D:\Ch21\80105.html
Why does the Pacific Northwest
have earthquakes?
   We are located at a convergent continental
    boundary, where two tectonic plates are colliding.
   This boundary is called the Cascadia Subduction Zone. It lies
    offshore and runs from British Columbia to northern California.
    The two plates are converging at a rate of about M 3-4
    cm/year (1-2 inches/year), and the northeast-moving Juan de
    Fuca Plate is pushing into North America, causing stress to
   Earthquakes are caused by the abrupt release of
    this slowly accumulated stress.
Other websites
Hazards in the PNW/diagram of faults and
  What is a volcano?
  A volcano is any opening in Earth’s crust through which
    magma has reached Earth’s surface.

  Vent an opening at the surface of Earth through which
   volcanic material passes.

So we call it magma or lava?
Magma that reaches Earth’s surface is called lava

Magma D:\Ch21\80112.html
     Types of Volcanoes
Shield volcanoes           Composite volcanoes           Cinder cones
                                                         • are the most abundant
 have mild eruptions.      Composite volcanoes are     volcano.
                             made up of alternating
 forms a gently sloping     layers of ash, cinders,
  mountain.                  and lava.                       •Cinder cones are the
                                                             smallest and most
 Shield volcanoes are      The lave is thicker than        common volcanoes.
  some of the largest        that of shield volcanoes.
  volcanoes.                                                 •Large amounts of gas
                            Gases are trapped in the        are trapped in the
                             magma, causing eruptions        magma, and violent
                             that alternate between          eruptions of hot ash and
 3 types of volcanoes       flows and explosive
  D:\Ch21\80116.html                                         lava occur.
                             activity that produces
                             cinders and ash.
                            Composite volcanoes are         •Cinder cones tend to be
                             typically tall with steep       active for only a short
                             sides.                          time and then become
      Where do volcanoes occur?
          (there are 3 places)
1) Most volcanoes occur at convergent plate

  • 75% of the active volcanoes on Earth are located in an
    area known as the Ring of Fire.

  • The Ring of Fire is located along the edges of the
    Pacific ocean, where oceanic tectonic plates are
    colliding with continental plates.
Other places to find volcanoes
2) Underwater volcanoes occur at divergent
  plate boundaries.
  • As plates move apart at divergent boundaries, magma
    rises to fill the gap.

  • This magma creates the volcanic mountains that form
    ocean ridges.

  • Iceland is a volcanic island on the Mid-Atlantic ridge
    that is growing outward in opposite directions.
  One more common spot
3) Volcanoes occur at hot spots.
  • Some volcanoes occur in the middle of
    plates. Hot spots D:\Ch21\80124.html
Mantle plumes are mushroom shaped trails of hot rock
 that rise from deep inside the mantle, melt as they rise,
 and erupt from volcanoes at hot spots at the surface.
  • The plumes remain in the same place as the tectonic plate
    moves, creating a trail of volcanoes.

  • The Hawaiian Islands are an example of this type of
    volcanic activity.
Today’s Work
   All students will complete the lecture notes for each
    section in their handbook/journal.
   All students must define any vocabulary from the
    GLE evaluation sheet that is not familiar to them.
   All students will end up with the equivalent of 10
    activities (4 sections of notes + 6 activities).
How to pick your activities?
   Score of 4 = Lecture notes
   Score of 3 = Lecture notes + one more option from
   Score of 2 = Lecture notes, review of content +
    one more option from list
   Score of 1 = Lecture notes, review of content, lab,
    + one additional activity
Today in Science
   On May 14, 1850, the first U.S. patent for this
    machine was issued to Joel Houghton of Ogden, NY,
    for an "Improvement in Machines for Washing Table
    What was this machine that most people now have
    in their kitchens?

A dishwasher
Today in Science
   This female scientist, Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming, was born on
    15 May 1857.
    She was a Scottish-born American astronomer who pioneered in the
    classification of stellar spectra and the first to discover these types
    of stars. Prof. Edward Pickering, director of the Harvard
    Observatory first employed Fleming as a maid, but in 1881 hired
    her to do clerical work and some mathematical calculations at the
    Observatory. She further proved capable of doing science. After
    devising her system of classifying stars by their spectra, she
    cataloged over 10,000 stars within the next nine years. Her duties
    were expanded and she was put in charge of dozens of young
    women hired to do mathematical computations (as now done by
    computers). The type of star she discovered will be the fate of our
    sun one day. What type of star did she discover?

       The “white dwarf”
Today in Science
   In 1935, at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, this
    scientist was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal
    for his outstanding fundamental contributions to
    theoretical physics, especially his relativity theory.
    Who was this famous scientist?

     Albert Einstein