Definition of an epicenter
Observe & Discuss:
Do earthquakes start at the epicenter?
- What is the difference between the epicenter and the focus?
- Where do earthquakes start?
- Is the focus usually close to the epicenter?
Did the earthquake start along a fault?
- Did it start at a point along the fault?
- What caused the fault?
- Does the earthquake cause the fault or does the fault cause the earthquake?