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Earthquakes and Math
Earthquake scientists (seismologists) use circle geometry to locate the epicenter of a quake and logarithms to classify its severity using the Richter scale.
Epicenter of an Earthquake
The epicenter of an earthquake is located by using circle geometry and special devices called seismometers.
The Global Positioning System and Circles
The Global Positioning System is based on common mathematical equations of distance and speed. Trilateration enables GPS receivers to find the latitude, longitude, and altitude of a receiver, anywhere on the earth.
Navigation
Two successful navigation systems known as Loran (Long Range Navigation) and GPS (Global Positioning System) are based on the principles of the hyperbola and the circle, as well as the idea of trilateration.
 
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