Explore BrainMass
Share

Explore BrainMass

    Faults Foci and Epicenters

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    How are faults, foci (plural of focus), and epicenters related? Faults that are experiencing no active creep (relatively consistent yet minor movements) may be considered "safe." Rebut or defend this statement with what you have learned so far about faults.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 6:58 am ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/earth-sciences/natural-hazards/faults-foci-and-epicenters-562949

    Solution Preview

    Hello;

    My name is Jason Blair and it is my pleasure to assist you with some notes about faults, foci, and epicenters. By way of introduction, I am a professor in the state of Arizona.

    How are faults, foci, and epicenters related?

    That is an interesting question. Try as hard as we can to understand the process and reaction behind an earthquake occurring, there is still much that is unknown. Over the years, however, geologists have labeled certain parts of the earthquake (and its underlying features) to better understand just what is taking place. These three items you are talking about are perhaps the most utilized of those concepts to explain the reality behind earthquakes, and they are ...

    Solution Summary

    A discussion about the interrelationship between a fault, focus, and epicenters, in addition to some general notes about the likelihood of earthquakes occurring in certain areas.

    $2.19