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View Resource Latest Earthquakes in the USA: Past 7 Days

This set of lists and maps provides information on the latest earthquakes for the 50 states and Puerto Rico. The lists are organized by date and time, and by magnitude. On the interactive maps, symbols are coded by size (larger symbols mean greater magnitude) and by color (last hour, last day, last week). Clicking on individual map symbols links to detailed maps and written information for the...

View Resource Earthquakes: Los Angeles

Although the San Andreas Fault is the longest and one of the most active fault zones in California, it is not responsible for every earthquake in the state. This video segment describes the geologic setting of the San Andreas fault and a network of other active faults, particularly thrust faults, closer to Los Angeles, and explains why these may present a greater danger to the city than the San...

View Resource The Distribution of Earthquakes: Where Do Large Earthquakes Occur?

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.

View Resource What Is an Earthquake?: Rupture Models

In this activity, the learner will watch three animations based on actual data from fault ruptures from the two largest Southern California earthquakes in the 1990s: Landers (1992) and Northridge (1994). In Section 3, the learner will discover more about how such data is collected and analyzed.

View Resource Southern California Earthquake Data Center

To say that there are a few earthquake research centers in Southern California is a bit like saying that Chicago sits on a lake of some size. It's a bit of an obvious remark, but given that there are a number of such projects, it's important to take a look at some of the more compelling ones out there. One such important resource is the Southern California Earthquake Data Center, sponsored by a...

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