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  • California Subduction Rocks — A photographic field trip to classic subduction-related rocks across northern California. (About Geology)
  • Creep Evidence of Active Faulting — Information about creep on faults, and specifically the Hayward fault. (USGS)
  • Earthquake 101 Powerpoint Slideshow Download — PDF format of a complete PowerPoint show for the basics (PPT Zip file) (USGS)
  • EQs on the Surface (PDF) — use topo maps, seismicity maps, and fault maps to understand the connection between the surface features, locations of EQs and mapped faults (USGS)
  • New Madrid Seismic Zone — A collection of information about the region, the historical seismicity, and the hazards. (USGS)
  • SCEC Communication, Education and Outreach — Many excellent resources for Public Education and Preparedness, K-14 Earthquake Education, and Experiential Learning and Career Advancement. Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country downloadable booklets for learning about earthquake hazards and safety recommendations in many different languages and for many different areas of the United States. (Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC))
  • Schoolyard Geology — Online lesson plans with photos and images. Excellent geologic activities you can do anywhere! Education standards info included. (USGS)
  • Transforming California: Landforms of the San Andreas Fault — PowerPoint presentation of digital images (60.7 Mb) exploring the landforms found along the San Andreas Fault. Designed for classroom use with a complementing narrative for each slide. One of the many Earthtrip Virtual Field Trips to explore. (Paleontological Research Institution)
  • Understanding Quakes — description, photos, and graphics of earthquake basics and effects of earthquakes in Turkey (The Why Files)

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