Earth Physical Geology
Quiz 10: Earthquakes and Earth's Interior
The system of locating earthquakes depends on nearby reports of the shaking and high speed communication lines.
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If the P, S, and surface waves arrive almost simultaneously, the seismic recording station is virtually at the epicentre of the earthquake.
On earthquake distribution maps, the boundaries of the Earth's tectonic plates are shown as zones of high seismic activity.
The Cascadia Subduction Zone is typical in its earthquake activity for most young subduction zones.
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