Use on-line earthquake hazard maps and other relevant geological information to assess hazards to life and property associated with hypothetical earthquakes of various magnitudes. Working in small groups with other students, you may then use this information to develop strategies that might be used to reduce damage and loss of life in the area within which your home or school is located. Overall, this lesson will help you to gain a better understanding of the complex nature of the interaction between earthquakes and human beings.
Activity by: Kevin
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