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Seismic Waves @ ForgeFX

What really happens during an earthquake? This is a question students often ask, but only after a catastrophic event occurs like the one in Sichuan, China.  Let’s better prepare them by introducing them to this Seismic Waves 3D Simualtor.  "An actual earthquake will always create P, S, and surface waves, but using this application you can choose to see just one type of seismic wave at a time. Select the type of wave, the strength of the waves, the angle and zoom levels to view them from. Waves can be played forward and backwards through time in real-time textured or wire-frame 3D." (ForgeFX – an Interactive

Here’s another ForgeFX simulation on waves. However, if you or your students are prone to motion sickness, then do not click here.