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When plate tectonics causes part of the Earth's crust to compress, as in a zone of collision, or to extend, as in a zone... see more

This activity has two parts: the first part will demonstrate the weaknesses of simple fault models (like block diagrams)... see more

Some faults experience appreciable amounts of dip slip and strike slip simultaneously, and the nomenclature of these... see more

This activity consists of two exercises on determining recurrence interval; one, a hypothetical example, and the other,... see more

Any single method for measuring the slip rate of a fault is subject to substantial errors, both in the accuracy of the... see more

This is a short lesson about scarp formation. The answer is provided as an animated GIF. This example points out a... see more

In this activity, students investigate the distribution of large earthquakes (magnitude greater than 6) in Southern... see more

In this activity, students use online resources to investigate the occurrence of earthquakes in Southern California to... see more

This set of exercises will introduce students to the construction of earthquake intensity maps, familiarize them with the... see more

In this activity, learners will look at some of the characteristic properties of aftershock sequences, and relate them to... see more

In this exercise, students investigate structural evolution and fault zone linkage along a plate boundary; specifically,... see more

This animation shows how S-waves (secondary, or shear, waves) travel through a Slinky toy. It is accompanied by a brief... see more

These two programs are available for free download from this website. Also included is the technical information users... see more

In this activity, learners will investigate the seismicity in southern California around the time of the 1992 Landers,... see more

This page provides an introduction to strike-slip and oblique-slip faults, including brief written descriptions and... see more

The Southern California Eathquake Center features a variety of links to information on recent and historic earthquakes... see more

This is the home page of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), a consortium of universities and research... see more

This tutorial introduces novice users to reading the lines on a seismograph. Topics include how to distinguish a real... see more

This activity is designed to familiarize the learner with the concepts of strike and dip, to make further studies of... see more

The orientation and sense of slip of faults in an area is largely dependent upon the tectonic forces present in that... see more

This report summarizes the Volcano Hazards Program of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Topics include its... see more

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is the primary civilian mapping agency of the United States. Materials... see more

This searchable database of reports and thematic maps currently contains more than 69,000 United States Geological Survey... see more

This teacher's guide is intended to provide suggestions on how to teach about seismic waves. It provides information on... see more