Big Trouble Home Page EQ Preparedness and Hazard Reduction

 Grade Levels:

Time Required: 4 hours


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.



Teacher's Info

S.F. Bay Area Students Start

Non-S.F. Bay Area Students Start

Activity by: Kevin Cuff
Activity developed at the University of California, Berkeley in collaboration with 
the Lawrence Hall of Science

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Updated March 14, 2001