Earthquake Research Exercises
Active Faults and Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada
Activity: Go the link below and make a color copy of the map. Study the
pattern of fault lines and note which faults have recent activity
on them. Write several paragraphs on what you observe,
describing: 1) where the major faults are located in California,
and 2) the locations, patterns, sizes and frequency of the
recent earthquakes. What is the relationship of San Diego to
the observed activity, in terms of where the major faults are
located and where the recent earthquake activity is occurring.
Create and Analyze Your Own Earthquake -- Virtual Earthquake
Activity: Go the link below and take a tour of the site. Review the
images of recent earthquake damage form several major
earthquakes. Then go to the demonstration section of the
site and begin the virtual earthquake exercise, which is a
multi-step activity designed to learn how to locate and
measure an earthquake’s epicenter and magnitude.
After the successful completion of the exercise you will be
able to print an official completion certificate, that shows me
that you successfully finished the exercise.
Earthquake Preparedness Information
Activity: Go to the link below. Print out the information listed
for what to do before, during and after a large earthquake.
Study the information carefully. Turn in a copy of the print out