i need help on this hm question is it true or false and if its false i need to now why.
here it is:

an earthquakes epicenter is located deep underground

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(CNN) — An early morning earthquake rattled northern Illinois on Wednesday, shaking an area about 50 miles west-northwest of downtown Chicago, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was originally reported as having a magnitude of 4.3, but the USGS later downgraded it to magnitude 3.8. It hit just before 4 a.m. CT (5 a.m. ET), with an epicenter about 3 miles underground. The USGS pinpointed the quake between the towns of Virgil and Sycamore, Illinois.https://www.cnn.com/2010/US/02/10/illinois.earthquake/index.html?section=cnn_latest

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What is the difference between the epicenter and the focus of an eathquake?

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I am doing a project fo science. I have to find 10 recent earthquakes with a magnitude greater than5.0 on the Richter scale. Then I have to compile my fidings in a table that includes the epicenter and the magnitude of the quake, the damage it caused, and any other interesting information about the quake. Please help me find earthquakes and a place to make a table.

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I just need help with mistakes and the like.

My phobia, the thing that terrifies me the most, is earthquakes. The millions of people that live in California, let alone on the West Coast, fearing earthquakes may not seem so irrational. Earthquakes have happened. Earthquakes have killed. Earthquakes will happen. So why the use of the word “phobia” if my fears have valid reasons behind them? It is not whether or not my fears are sound or not, but rather my reaction to the earthquakes. All my problems started with one event, problems the likes of which still plague me to this day.

In 1994, an earthquake rocked most of Southern California. The earthquake and the damage it caused could be felt for miles from the epicenter in the San Fernando Valley, and clocked in at a whopping 6.7 on the Richter scale. I was only three at the time, but I can still remember that day vividly. I woke up to my uncle, who had been staying with us at the time, yelling at me. My bed was halfway across the room from where it had been when I had fallen asleep. My parents got to me just seconds after my uncle with my mom screaming for me and running after my dad. It was chaos as we tried to get out of the house. Glasses, plates, pictures, all seeming to fall on to of us, falling from their respective shelves and shattering on the floor. It was no wonder that no one had noticed my dad’s foot had started bleeding profusely until we were safely outside. For weeks after that day, I had nightmares and would often und up in my parents’ bed.

Nightmares weren’t the only thing that has resolved from that night. Since then, anytime there have been earthquakes or aftershocks or anything that even feels like an earthquake, I freak out. Immediately, I start to feel weak and shaky. I become fidgety for the rest of the day, and there is nothing I can do to calm down. There is nothing else that can terrify me so, and, in fact, as the years go by, it seems as though my fears have increased rather than be assuaged by time. The interesting thing about my reaction is the fact that I only seem to get these “symptoms,” for lack of a better word, when the earthquakes occur and after the entire ordeal. In between, in every other crisis or danger I have faced, I remain calm, cool, and collected. Only in the face of an earthquake do I freak out.

Most people get over their fears when they exist because of natural disasters. The people may still have an aversion to the things that remind them of the event that they have lived through, however, they tend to become used to the dangers that go with living in the region. And then there’s me. I still have my fear of any and all earthquakes, no matter how small. My sister accidentally bumping my bed while in my room for some reasons or my dogs jumping on my bed have me waking up, already on high alert. Every time I get worked up, I assure myself that everything is fine, that I am overreacting, and that I won’t act in such a manner the next time. Every time I get worked up, I forget the promise I made last time. In fact, over time, my fear seems to increase despite my effort to rein it in just slightly. Albeit, this has occurred over many years, and only slightly at that. While many other phobias interfere with people’s lives, mine has yet to do so. As such, I have little reason to for fully getting over my fear. Yes, I flip out when I believe there to be earthquakes, but it only occurs every so often, and I have yet to be incapacitated by it. I have only really freaked out at home, anyways. Nothing too embarrassing … yet.

Regardless of whether or not I have been embarrassed by my fear, the fact of the matter remains. An earthquake in 1994 scared me so thoroughly that I can still feel its repercussions, but not so much so that I have felt the need to get professional help. Perhaps, one day, in the near future, preferably before the next earthquake takes place, I will move to someplace else (Europe, maybe) where another phobia will replace my current fear of earthquakes.

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I was reminded of it when my brother – who resides near the epicenter -sent me an e-mail yesterday. The ironic thing is it was also his birthday. Here’s the response I sent to him:

I’ll never forget that night. Mom, Dad and maybe Sis were at the auction house across from farmers market, and I was home ready to watch the Athletics play the Giants in the World Series.

I had the TV on and was immediately noticed quite a lot of commercials on ABC. But I dismissed it as the necessary evil that surrounds sports what with the abundance of promotions and advertising dollars coming in from every source they can find.

Anyway, a short-lasting signal came up from Candlestick Park and I remember Al Michaels stating that the game had been postponed because of a major earthquake. I later realized that your area could have been affected and immediately tried to call you on the kitchen phone. The first attempt resulted in a busy signal. I tried again and I believe that was the one where you were in your driveway and you told me that you felt like you were on a see-saw because your car would go up and down as you were too. Then the signal got disconnected.

I’m not sure if we ever had a chance to get connected again, or if you and I got to talk later. I saw the lights of whatever vehicle that Mom and Dad were in, and was standing at the back door holding the screen door open. When they got to the steps, I said "Hey, first off, (My Brother) and (His Wife) are okay – I’ve spoken to them. But their area was just hit by a major earthquake. The calls keep getting interupted because of the aftershocks., but they are okay and are standing outside their house and there’s no major damage to their immediate area."

After that, I recall Mom getting you on the phone while I was in the living room watching all the coverage of the disaster. And honest to God, I knew the moment I first saw the Nimitz Freeway in Oakland that it had collapsed and I was almost certain that people were on the lower deck when it pancaked.

I’m glad you were okay. I was really worried about you.

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Did you feel it ? What where you doing ? Where were you ?
I live about 5 miles from the Epicenter. It was pretty big from where I was from. I heard that this MAY be a pre-shock from the bigger earthquake that will eventually hit California. But they said there was a bigger chance of the bigger one happening as a 30% chance withing 24 hours. But now the chances are slimming to 1% since it didn’t happen. Hopefully it doesn’t :/
Also when it was happening all I was thinking if ..
it was going to be the "BIG one" I was freaking out. Just like the whole shake. Nothing was damaged at my house though. Just a candle flew off the armore.

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I need to draw a map for science class with the epicenter on it. PLEASE don’t tell me it’s near Canete because I don’t know where that is in Chile so I can’t put it on my map. You can also attach a picture of a map with the epicenter on it. Thanks so much!!

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How far will the tremors be felt from the epicenter. I happen to reside in Tucson by the way.

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Why does the greatest shaking of the ground occur near an earthquakes epicenter?

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