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The Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami Lab
Entry ID: Sumatra_Lab

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Summary
Abstract: In this lab you'll study seismograms from 3 different seismic stations recording the magnitude 9.0 Sumatra earthquake of December 26th, 2004. By comparing the arrival times of the P and S waves on each seismogram, you'll be able to determine the distance from the epicenter to each station. Using that data, you can accurately map the location of the epicenter of the earthquake. Once you've located the epicenter, you'll calculate the position of the tsunami generated by the quake at one hour intervals. From those determinations, you will be able to predict how much time people had before the tsunami crashed onto their shores. Finally, you will investigate some of the ways people can lessen the impact of the next great tsunami.

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Description: More information along with additional seismograms can be found here.

Description: Steve Kluge's GeoScience Education resource pages.
Service Citation
Originators: Dave Robison and Steve Kluge
Title: The Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami Lab
Release_Date: 2004
Provider: Dave Robison and Steve Kluge
URL: http://stevekluge.com/geoscience/regentses/labs/sumatra2004/default...

Title: The Great Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami of December 2004: A Comprehensive Inquiry Based Classroom Exercise for High School Students
Provider: Dave Robison and Steve Kluge
URL: http://stevekluge.com/geoscience/regentses/labs/sumatra2004/default...

Service Keywords
EDUCATION/OUTREACH >CURRICULUM SUPPORT >BACKGROUND INFORMATION Parameter Definition
EDUCATION/OUTREACH >CURRICULUM SUPPORT >CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES Parameter Definition

Ancillary Keywords
Epicenter
warning system
natural disaster

Service Provider
FLHS/GEOSCI > GeoScience Department, Fox Lane High School Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://www.bcsdny.org/webpages/flhsscience/index.cfm?subpage=7923

Service Provider Personnel
Name: STEVE KLUGE
Phone: 914-232-5640
Email: steve.kluge at gmail.com
Contact Address:
12 Whittier Hills Drive
City: North Salem
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10560
Country: USA
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Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Electronic
Distribution_Format: PDF
Fees: none
Personnel
STEVE KLUGE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 914-232-5640
Email: steve.kluge at gmail.com
Contact Address:
12 Whittier Hills Drive
City: North Salem
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10560
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-02-09
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-04-19
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