Where was the earthquakes epicenter?
: An earthquake occurred on the Erie Fault 5 km below Ashtabula. Damage from the earthquake was greatest in nearby Chardon. The furthest report of shaking was recorded in Akron. Where was the earthquake’s epicenter? The Erie Fault Ashtabula Chardon Akron The Elastic Rebound Theory: The Elastic Rebound Theory Earthquakes are produced by the rapid release of elastic energy stored in rock that has been subjected to stresses. Once the strength of the rock is exceeded, it suddenly ruptures, causing the vibrations of an earthquake. Fault Movement: Fault Movement A fault is a fracture in Earth’s crust that shows evidence of movement or displacement. Movement along faults can be sideways or horizontal (strike-slip) or vertical (dip-slip) as shown here. Earthquake Detection: Earthquake Detection Seismographs are instruments that record earthquake waves. Essentially, a weight is suspended from a support that is attached to bedrock. When the bedrock vibrates, a pen records the earthquake on a rot