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# What is the epicenter distance if the difference between p and s waves is 8 minutes20 seconds?

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###### Asked in Earthquakes

### If there are 3 records of the same earthquake how can the epicenter be determined?

The epicenter can be determined by measuring the time difference
between the arrival of P and S waves, and then calculating the
distance of the epicenter from each of the 3 stations. Once you
have estimated the distance for each station you then draw a circle
around each one. The place where the circles meet or intersect, is
the epicenter.

###### Asked in Geology, Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics

### Which two waves from an earthquake can triangulate the epicenter?

P-waves (Primary) and S-waves (Secondary). Using the difference
in time between the arrival of P- and S-waves, you can then
determine the distance from the epicenter. Once you've determined
the distance from the epicenter of three different stations, you'll
be able to triangulate the epicenter (the point where all three
circles cross).

###### Asked in Earthquakes, The Difference Between

### What is the difference between epicenter and earthquake?

An earthquake can reach several miles in distance, but the
epicenter is the
point of the strongest movement, usually the starting point from
which it
spreads.
Also, the epicentre is on the ground directly above the focus.
The focus is the point where the actual earthquake occurred.
Hope this helped:)

###### Asked in Geology, Earthquakes

### Why does the time difference between the arrival of primary waves and secondary waves grow longer at seismograph stations that are farther away from the epicenter?

The primary wave is traveling faster than the secondary wave, so
the farther you are from the epicenter the greater the distance.
Think about a race. At the beginning the racers are close to each
other, but as they start moving away from the starting point the
distance between the racers is greater.

###### Asked in Environmental Issues, Earthquakes, The Difference Between

### What is the difference between intensity and magnitude?

The difference is that intensity is the extent of damage
released by an earthquake and is measured differently at different
places depending on its distance from the epicenter while the
magnitude is the amount of energy released by an earthquake and it
has a fixed energy as it is released by an earthquake.