Earthquakes and Volcanoes Project

By Ben H, Collin H, Rachel B.

Earthquake

Earthquakes:

  • Name and date of earthquake: Charleston: August 31, 1886.

  • What type of boundary caused the earthquake: Intraplate.

  • What was the magnitude of the earthquake: 7.0

  • What was the location of the epicenter: Charleston, SC in USA.

  • What was the depth of the focus: 20 Miles.

  • How many deaths resulted from the earthquake: 60.

  • How much damage did the earthquake cause: $5-6 million dollars.

  • Is there anything else interesting about this earthquake: It’s Max. Intensity was X (Extreme)

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Volcanoes


  • Name of Volcano. Mt St Helens
  • Where is the volcano located? Washington
  • What type of volcano is it? Stratovolcano
  • What major cities are in danger if it erupts? Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado, the Dakotas and Nebraska.
  • When was the last major eruption? May-18- 1980.
  • How many deaths resulted from the last major eruption? 27 dead, 47 lost and can't be found.
  • How much damage did the last eruption cause (in US dollars?) Several million dollars.
  • Is there anything else interesting about this volcano? It is a state park.
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