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Title: Revealing a Fault Plane with Hypocenters
Url: http://scedc.caltech.edu/Module/s1act05.html
Publisher: Southern California Earthquake Center
Description: In this exercise, learners will plot earthquake hypocenters along a cross-section in an attempt to 'image' a fault deep beneath the surface. The hypocenter data is from the aftershock sequence of the 1986 North Palm Springs, CA earthquake. This activity is suitable for learners who have a good understanding of high school algebra and geometry. This activity can be typically accomplished during a 50-minute science class unit on Earth science. The exercise itself is performed off-line, although a 3-D model of the results can be viewed online. This activity supports the Reasoning and Proof and Geometry Standards (grades 9-12) of the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (Source: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics -NCTM).
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Structural geology -- Faults and folds
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Geology -- Faults
Resource Type: Image (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Format: html
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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