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Big Trouble In Earthquake Country

Part B: Survey of Local Geology

  1. Obtain a map from your teacher which contains general geological information about the area in which your school or home is located. Use this map to determine the proximity of your town or city to earthquake faults and/or other important geological features.
  1. Use this satellite photo* to get a better sense of the geological conditions associated with the Bay area.

* Note: Using this link will take you outside the domain of this lesson. To return, simply click on the "back" icon associated with the web browsing tool you are using until you see the "Big Trouble In Earthquake Country" heading.


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