What types of human activities have been associated with inducing earthquakes?
Question 3.2: What are the depths of the largest earthquakes? What do these depths tell you about their generation? (3 pts)
Question 3.3: Click on the magnitude 7.7 earthquake and one of the 6.7 earthquakes. Compare and contrast the level, type, and spatial extent of the accompanying damage? (3 pts)
Question 3.4: Describe the relative seismic and volcanic hazard levels associated with each island. There should be seven major islands which in order from west to east are: Nihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii Island (Use Figure 2.1 to help identify islands). (2 pts)
Question 3.5: Describe how the seismicity and seismic hazard correlate with age of the islands using the USGS hazard map and Figure 2.1. (1 pts)
Question 3.6: Would you change the hazard map of Hawaii based on the locations of the earthquakes that occurred over the last five years? If you would, how? If not, why not?
Question 3.7: How many M4.5+ earthquakes have occurred in Oklahoma over the last five years? What was the magnitude of the largest event and where/when did it occur? (2 pts) (Clicking on an earthquake under the search results tab pulls up a small window with more information about the earthquake).
Question 3.8: True or False. A magnitude 5 earthquake occurring along the San Andreas fault in California would be felt over a larger geographical area when compared to a magnitude 5 earthquake occurring in Oklahoma. Why? (2 pts)