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6.4: Activity 6C - Earthquakes and Faults in California

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    14550
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    1. Navigate to the California Geological Survey’s Fault Activity Map of California.

    2. Check with your instructor for a location. They may ask you to enter your home or school address in the search bar.

    3. How close is the nearest fault to you? Note: there is a scale bar in the lower left-hand corner of the map.

    4. What geologic age is this fault? Note: locate the at the top of the map to open the symbol explanation.

      1. Holocene

      2. Late Quaternary

      3. Quaternary

      4. Pre-Quaternary

    5. Navigate to the California Geological Survey’s ShakeMap Home Page. Identify the most recent event. What is the

      1. Location?

      2. Date?

      3. Magnitude?

    6. Select the most recent significant event. What is the

      1. Highest intensity value on the map?

      2. Color associated with this value?


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