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Geology -- Seismic waves
11 - 15
What Is an Earthquake?: Strike and Dip
This activity is designed to familiarize the learner with the concepts of strike and dip, to make further studies of faults and fault models easier. It also introduces learners to a few key elements of seismology, which...
What Is an Earthquake?: Scarp Formation
This is a short lesson about scarp formation. The answer is provided as an animated GIF. This example points out a general rule of fault-related geology: the apparent offset of a feature (in this case, level ground...
What Is an Earthquake?: Fault-Rupture Analogies
This activity has two parts: the first part will demonstrate the weaknesses of simple fault models (like block diagrams) in depicting the process of fault rupture accurately; and the second part is centered around a...
What Is an Earthquake?: Oblique Slip
Some faults experience appreciable amounts of dip slip and strike slip simultaneously, and the nomenclature of these faults reflects this. This is an exercise regarding the nomenclature of faults that experience...
What Is an Earthquake?: Recurrence Interval
This activity consists of two exercises on determining recurrence interval; one, a hypothetical example, and the other, using real data from the San Andreas Fault. They provide the learner with a good idea of how...
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