Science Lab
QUESTION 1
1. For the HKPS station, what was the arrival of the P wave arrival time? All waves arrived in the 3 o’clock hour so please omit that and simply put the minute and second information below. Remember to use the website https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/time/timetodecimalcalculator.php to convert your minutes and seconds into units of just minutes (see announcement).
For example, if you said one of the earthquake waves arrived at 3 o’clock, 25 minutes and 45 seconds, omit the 3 o’clock (input 0 for hours), input 25 minutes and 45 seconds into the website above, and out would come 25.75 min (this is what you’d submit). Another example is if you believe the earthquake wave came in at 3 o’clock, 32 min and 20 seconds, you would put 0 in for hours, 32 min, and 20 seconds into the website and get 32.3333 min (this is what you’d submit).
5 points
QUESTION 2
1. For the HKPS station, what was the arrival of the S wave arrival time? All waves arrived in the 3 o’clock hour so please omit that and simply put the minute and second information below. Remember to use the website https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/time/timetodecimalcalculator.php to convert your minutes and seconds into units of just minutes (see announcement).
For example, if you said one of the earthquake waves arrived at 3 o’clock, 25 minutes and 45 seconds, omit the 3 o’clock (input 0 for hours), input 25 minutes and 45 seconds into the website above, and out would come 25.75 min (this is what you’d submit). Another example is if you believe the earthquake wave came in at 3 o’clock, 32 min and 20 seconds, you would put 0 in for hours, 32 min, and 20 seconds into the website and get 32.3333 min (this is what you’d submit).
5 points
QUESTION 3
1. For the INCN station, what was the arrival of the P wave arrival time? All waves arrived in the 3 o’clock hour so please omit that and simply put the minute and second information below. Remember to use the website https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/time/timetodecimalcalculator.php to convert your minutes and seconds into units of just minutes (see announcement).
For example, if you said one of the earthquake waves arrived at 3 o’clock, 25 minutes and 45 seconds, omit the 3 o’clock (input 0 for hours), input 25 minutes and 45 seconds into the website above, and out would come 25.75 min (this is what you’d submit). Another example is if you believe the earthquake wave came in at 3 o’clock, 32 min and 20 seconds, you would put 0 in for hours, 32 min, and 20 seconds into the website and get 32.3333 min (this is what you’d submit).
5 points
QUESTION 4
1. For the INCN station, what was the arrival of the S wave arrival time? All waves arrived in the 3 o’clock hour so please omit that and simply put the minute and second information below. Remember to use the website https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/time/timetodecimalcalculator.php to convert your minutes and seconds into units of just minutes (see announcement).
For example, if you said one of the earthquake waves arrived at 3 o’clock, 25 minutes and 45 seconds, omit the 3 o’clock (input 0 for hours), input 25 minutes and 45 seconds into the website above, and out would come 25.75 min (this is what you’d submit). Another example is if you believe the earthquake wave came in at 3 o’clock, 32 min and 20 seconds, you would put 0 in for hours, 32 min, and 20 seconds into the website and get 32.3333 min (this is what you’d submit).
5 points
QUESTION 5
1. For the MAJO station, what was the arrival of the P wave arrival time? All waves arrived in the 3 o’clock hour so please omit that and simply put the minute and second information below. Remember to use the website https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/time/timetodecimalcalculator.php to convert your minutes and seconds into units of just minutes (see announcement).
For example, if you said one of the earthquake waves arrived at 3 o’clock, 25 minutes and 45 seconds, omit the 3 o’clock (input 0 for hours), input 25 minutes and 45 seconds into the website above, and out would come 25.75 min (this is what you’d submit). Another example is if you believe the earthquake wave came in at 3 o’clock, 32 min and 20 seconds, you would put 0 in for hours, 32 min, and 20 seconds into the website and get 32.3333 min (this is what you’d submit).
5 points
QUESTION 6
1. For the MAJO station, what was the arrival of the S wave arrival time? All waves arrived in the 3 o’clock hour so please omit that and simply put the minute and second information below. Remember to use the website https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/time/timetodecimalcalculator.php to convert your minutes and seconds into units of just minutes (see announcement).
For example, if you said one of the earthquake waves arrived at 3 o’clock, 25 minutes and 45 seconds, omit the 3 o’clock (input 0 for hours), input 25 minutes and 45 seconds into the website above, and out would come 25.75 min (this is what you’d submit). Another example is if you believe the earthquake wave came in at 3 o’clock, 32 min and 20 seconds, you would put 0 in for hours, 32 min, and 20 seconds into the website and get 32.3333 min (this is what you’d submit).
5 points
QUESTION 7
1. For the HKPS station, what was the SP time difference? All waves arrived in the same hour so the time difference should only be in units of minutes and seconds. Remember to use the website https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/time/timetodecimalcalculator.php to convert your minutes and seconds into units of just minutes (see announcement).
For example, if you said the SP time difference was 6 minutes and 10 seconds, put 0 hours, 6 minutes, and 10 seconds into the calculator above and out would come 6.1667 min. This is what you would input for your answer below
5 points
QUESTION 8
1. For the INCN station, what was the SP time difference? All waves arrived in the same hour so the time difference should only be in units of minutes and seconds. Remember to use the website https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/time/timetodecimalcalculator.php to convert your minutes and seconds into units of just minutes (see announcement).
For example, if you said the SP time difference was 6 minutes and 10 seconds, put 0 hours, 6 minutes, and 10 seconds into the calculator above and out would come 6.1667 min. This is what you would input for your answer below
5 points
QUESTION 9
1. For the MAJO station, what was the SP time difference? All waves arrived in the same hour so the time difference should only be in units of minutes and seconds. Remember to use the website https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/time/timetodecimalcalculator.php to convert your minutes and seconds into units of just minutes (see announcement).
For example, if you said the SP time difference was 6 minutes and 10 seconds, put 0 hours, 6 minutes, and 10 seconds into the calculator above and out would come 6.1667 min. This is what you would input for your answer below
5 points
QUESTION 10
1. What is the distance from the epicenter of the earthquake for the HKPS seismic station? Your answer should be in kilometers; however, you do not need to write the units in the answer below.
5 points
QUESTION 11
1. What is the distance from the epicenter of the earthquake for the INCN seismic station? Your answer should be in kilometers; however, you do not need to write the units in the answer below.
5 points
QUESTION 12
1. What is the distance from the epicenter of the earthquake for the MAJO seismic station? Your answer should be in kilometers; however, you do not need to write the units in the answer below.
5 points
QUESTION 13
1. What is the latitude of your epicenter? Round your answer to the nearest whole number.
5 points
QUESTION 14
1. What is the longitude of your epicenter? Round your answer to the nearest whole number.
5 points
QUESTION 15
1. Would it be more beneficial, less beneficial, or irrelevant (meaning there is no benefit) to use more than 3 seismic stations?
More beneficial  
Irrelevant  
Less beneficial 
4 points
QUESTION 16
1. Is the earthquake’s epicenter located near a plate boundary? If so, what type of plate boundary?
Transform  
The epicenter is not near a plate boundary  
Divergent  
Convergent 
4 points
QUESTION 17
1. Which statement or statements are true about how P waves move through the Earth?
P waves cause a displacement of the material its moving through perpendicular to the direction of its motion.  
P waves move through all layers of the Earth’s interior  
P waves are the second fastest seismic wave  
P waves move the fastest out of any seismic wave  
P waves do not travel through the liquid layer of the Earth  
P waves move particles parallel to the direction of propagation by a series of compressions and expansions 
5 points
QUESTION 18
1. Which statement or statements are true about how S waves move through the Earth?
S waves cause a displacement of the material its moving through perpendicular to the direction of its motion.  
S waves do not travel through the liquid layer of the Earth  
S waves move particles parallel to the direction of propagation by a series of compressions and expansions  
S waves move through all layers of the Earth’s interior  
S waves move the fastest out of any seismic wave  
S waves are the second fastest seismic wave 
5 points
QUESTION 19
1. Label the three different types of faults seen below. If you can’t see the image below, it is the same as in question 6 of the lab.


4 points
QUESTION 20
1. Which fault or faults can cause tsunamis?
Normal Faults  
Reverse Faults  
StrikeSlip Faults 
4 points
QUESTION 21
1. Both large volcanic eruptions and earthquakes can cause tsunamis
True