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USGS CMG InfoBank: Transform Faults
A part of the United States Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology (USGS CMG) Program, this site has a 72 second video clip taken from video 6 (Plate Dynamics) of the 'Earth Revealed' geocscience series produced by Annenberg/CPB Resources. This clip introduces the transform fault using the San Andreas as an example, and is archived and cross referenced in the CMG's InfoBank.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-636
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Clint Steele
USGS Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology