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Geologic features altered by earthquakes provide striking evidence of the power of seismic events. This video segment explores the research of Dr. Kerry Sieh, a geologist at the California Institute of Technology, who is dating sediment layers broken and offset by earthquakes in the past to determine the rate at which strain is accumulating towards the next event. The segment is three minutes nineteen ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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In this activity, students investigate the distribution of large earthquakes (magnitude greater than 6) in Southern California. Using online maps of earthquake epicenters in Southern California and the Los Angeles Basin, they will compare these distributions with historic distributions (1932-1996), and with respect to the locations of major fault traces. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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This page contains a map of southern California with epicenters of earthquakes shown as circles of different sizes and colors. The size and color of each earthquake symbol corresponds to its magnitude, as indicated by a scale on the map. Clicking on an epicenter takes the user to a page of information about that earthquake. Earthquakes dating back to 1812 are shown. Also available on this page are ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Map, Index / Bibliography, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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This page provides an overview of the role of plate tectonics in the generation of earthquakes. It provides a map of plate locations and figures that illustrate fault types and tectonic environments (extensional, transform, and compressional). Examples of surface features in the Pacific Northwest, Nevada, Indonesia, the San Andreas Fault, the Red Sea, the Zagoros Mountains in Iran, and on the planet ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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In this activity, students use online animations of foreshocks in an attempt to decide whether or not they think the earthquakes that occurred on the last day (day 90) of the animations are foreshocks of a large earthquake (mainshock) that will occur on the following day. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This page consists of two maps of the world, showing how earthquakes define the boundaries of tectonic plates. Volcanoes are also distributed at plate boundaries (the "Ring of Fire" in the Pacific) and at oceanic ridges. It is part of the U.S. Geological Survey's Cascades Volcano Observatory website, which features written material, images, maps, and links to related topics. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Map
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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This activity uses the free software 'Seismic Eruption' to visualize seismicity and volcanic activity in space and time and to explore the relationship of earthquakes and volcanic activiy to plate tectonics. Students run simulations on the Pacific coasts of South America and California and the mid-oceanic ridge in the Atlantic Ocean, answer questions, and construct a cross-section. A link to download ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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Users can access images from historic earthquakes by choosing the name of the earthquake from an alphabetical listing. The images are available in three resolutions and are accompanied by brief written descriptions. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Photograph
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This web page provides links to earthquake-related educational activities for kids, teachers and adults in general. Facts about earthquakes, animations of earthquake activity, ideas for science fair projects and lists of recent earthquakes are provided. Materials for use by teachers are arranged by grade level. Extensive links to other web-based resources are provided. The kid's section includes such ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Computer activity, Clearinghouse
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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The prediction of earthquakes may be inexact, but it is vital, especially when large cities such as San Francisco or Los Angeles are threatened. The San Andreas Fault and two other faults, the Heyward and Calaveras faults, all have the potential to deliver a massive earthquake to the San Francisco Bay area. In this video segment, a seismologist explains the historical pattern of seismic activity in ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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