Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEarth Sciences & Geology · 1 decade ago

What problem would you have if you only had two locations to find an epicenter of an earthquake?

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  • SallyC
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    For each seismogram you would have a circle of possible positions: These would intercept at 2 different locations, so you would have two possible epicentral points, and would need some other indication to identify which of the two was the correct one.

  • 1 decade ago

    Two locations = two dimensions of analysis.

    Therefore, you may be able to estimate location, but not depth.

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