Where Was That Earthquake?
ES1003  Distance to the Epicenter from Three Recording Stations

On January 17, 1994, at 4:30 A.M., a major earthquake shook the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Again, the damage was widespread. You'll use the map below and seismograms from three recording stations to locate the epicenter. The map shows freeways (labeled yellow lines) and known faults (unlabeled lines of various colors) in the area surrounding Los Angeles.

  !   Click the red dots on the map to view the seismogram and travel-time graphs recorded at each location. Interpret each graph to read the distance to the epicenter from that location.

Southern California Earthquake Center

2. For each location, record the distance to the epicenter.

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