Explore free NGSS-focused activities from the
U. S. Geological Survey and partners on earthquakes, shake intensity, and how
the ShakeAlert® system works.
After this session, participants will be able to
1) Find and use free activities and animations available at the ShakeAlert Education and Training Materials Website
2) Describe how P- and S-waves are critical to how the ShakeAlert® Earthquake Early Warning system works and how ShakeAlert improves earthquake preparedness.
3) Use USGS ShakeMaps to describe the factors that affect the intensity of earthquake shaking (Magnitude vs Shake Intensity activity).
Jenny Crayne (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI): Portland, OR), Robert DeGroot (U.S. Geological Survey: Pasadena, CA)