6th Science Homework - For Discussion in class on Friday 9/28

6th Science Homework - For Discussion in class on Friday 9/28

Hello 6th Grade Scientists!

Leave a comment answering the following questions in your own words. You can use your book (Ch. 5, Lesson 3) to help you!

1. Pretend there is an earthquake that measures 6.2 on the Richter Scale. What do you think the intensity might be on the Mercalli Scale? Write a sentence or two explaining your choice.

2. What destructive forces might be caused by earthquakes?

3. Describe the type of damage that might be done to a city that was at the epicenter of an earthquake that is 7.1 on the Richter Scale.

20 comments (Add your own)

1. wrote:

Mon, September 24, 2018 @ 1:34 PM

2. Tyler Munoz wrote:
1. it would measure VI, because the intensity is the same as magnitude. Plus, it's also the same, just in roman numerals, and it is described how people felt it.

2. destructive forces caused by earthquakes would be building collapse, fires start, cracks in the ground, bridges fall, and tsunamis.

3. walls would collapse, monuments could fall, fires COULD start, and there would be minor injuries

Mon, September 24, 2018 @ 2:20 PM

3. Keegan Dutton wrote:
1. I think it would be VI on the mercalli scale.
2. Some forces caused by earthquakes are buildings destroyed, bridges collapsing, road damage, and tsunamis.
3. Everything would be destroyed and cause serious damage and fires and floods.

Mon, September 24, 2018 @ 3:27 PM

4. Ivy Taylor wrote:
If it measured 6.2 on the richer scale, it probably measured as a very intense earthquake. This is so because on the Richer Scale, it is from 1-10 and this is a 6.2 witch in this case is a very large number. The Mercalli Scale measures based off of what people feel and the effects so this would have caused a lot of damage.

Mon, September 24, 2018 @ 4:34 PM

5. Ivy Taylor wrote:
Some destructive causes from earthquakes might be:
a fire.
a tsunami.
an after shock.

Mon, September 24, 2018 @ 4:36 PM

6. JAIDA SAYEN wrote:
1) VI on the mercalli scale
2) tsunami, fire, and destruction of buildings
3) the whole town would be covered in fire and buildings would collapse

(Mrs. Hull are you aware that we can see each others answers?)

Mon, September 24, 2018 @ 4:38 PM

7. Ivy Taylor wrote:
some damage that might have been done if you live near the epicenter is buildings destroyed and a lot of destruction. Lots of shaking and even after shocks. They might experience fires or tsunamis as well depending where you live.

Mon, September 24, 2018 @ 4:39 PM

8. xochitl miyoshi wrote:
1. I think it would be VI.
2.Landslides
3. I think that everything would be destroyed.

Tue, September 25, 2018 @ 9:21 AM

9. Brooke Ferguson wrote:
1) I think it would be a VI on the Mercalli scale.
2) I think fires, landslides, and volcanic eruptions would happen because of the earthquake.
3) Buildings would collapse, trees could fall, fires would start, and there would be at least 5 minor injuries, and possibly a tsunami!

Tue, September 25, 2018 @ 4:31 PM

10. Gabriela Herron wrote:
1) VI

2) fires, collapsing of various items, and landslides

3) many important things will collapse, there will be SO MANY FIRES, and there will probably be ALOT of deaths

Tue, September 25, 2018 @ 9:26 PM

11. David Castillon wrote:
1 It will be Vi in the Mercalli Scale


2 Tsunamis, Fires,and Landslides

3 Walls can collapse, monuments may fall,

Tue, September 25, 2018 @ 9:59 PM

12. Isabella Castillon wrote:
. I think it would be VI on the mercalli scale

. Tsunamis, fires, collapsing items, landslides

. buildings mite collapse, important items probably would fall,a lot of fires, and some death or injuries

Wed, September 26, 2018 @ 9:38 AM

13. Joshua Marion wrote:
.It would be VI on the Mercalli scale.

. Tsunamis,volcanoes,landslides and fires.

. very bad damage would be caused by lampposts and power lines would fall and create fires. buildings would fall.

Thu, September 27, 2018 @ 3:36 PM

14. megan ferreira wrote:
I would use a VI mercalli scale
Tsunamis, volcanoes, falling things, fires
Buildings, power lines, lamposts,

Fri, September 28, 2018 @ 11:47 AM

15. Matthew Bernard wrote:
1. It would be IV on the Mercalli scale.
2.Tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides,and fires.
3.building could collapse, power lines could be broken,and a lot of fires.

Fri, September 28, 2018 @ 11:48 AM

16. Cobyn Palmer wrote:
1) would not do to much damage put pictures may fall
and people will feel it.
2)buildings falling, fires may occur, people may get injured.
3)major injuries would happen, buildings would crumble and many fires will occur.

Fri, September 28, 2018 @ 11:49 AM

17. Alicia wrote:
1. I think it would be a VI Mercallie scale.
2. I think a Tusnamie would cause it
3. I think fires would start, and nautral disasters

Fri, September 28, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

18. Kaden Froese wrote:
mercallies scale

Fri, September 28, 2018 @ 1:28 PM

19. Christian Russell wrote:
1. I would measure it and POSSABLY get 6.2 as well and the intensity will be really high.

2. Some trees would fall and houses would be destroyed and possably some heavy weather might make it stormy and worse so the streets woulld crack.

3. The whole entire land area would be completely recked like if down town was and you were on the top floor it would be dangerous

Fri, September 28, 2018 @ 1:30 PM

20. joshua depaul wrote:
1. the intensity might be on the Mercalli Scale would be VI

2. I think the destructive forces that might be caused by earthquakes are buildings falling, fires may occur, and people may get injured.

3. Serious damage within up to 100 km from epicenter

Fri, September 28, 2018 @ 1:36 PM

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