Part two of our introduction to seismology series is all about location, location, location! Counts toward Master of Disaster badge.

Before you Begin

Make sure you understand Earthquake! Part 1 before tackling this challenge!

Earthquake Location with Michael

Join Dr. Michael Hamburger again for a video explaining how seismologists locate earthquakes using seismograms. Then put it into practice with an earthquake location exercise.


Complete the earthquake location and magnitude estimation exercise using the Virtual Earthquake Simulator.

Be sure to select the Japan region earthquake and record your answers on a piece of paper.

Then return to our website and answer the quiz questions based on your answers to the activity.

Virtual Earthquake Simulator

Part 2 Quiz

Make sure you did the exercise for the Japan earthquake!