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A portion of the 800-mile-long San Andreas fault as it runs through the San Francisco Bay Area is seen from the upper left to the lower right of this image. The development in pink and green is San Mateo and Burlingame. Foster City, which is built on fill, has curved streets extending into the bay. The fault forms a trough that has filled with water at Crystal Springs Reservoir. Scientists will use space-based radar along this same flight path over the next years to look for changes in the ground surface along the fault.

Lessons

7.1 Stress in the Earth’s Crust

7.2 Nature of Earthquakes

7.3 Measuring and Predicting Earthquakes

7.4 Staying Safe in Earthquakes

Maine Connections

Earthquakes in Maine

Maine earthquake Information

MGS: Up-to-date Maine Earthquake Information

MGS: Maine Earthquakes 1997 to Present

MGS: Yes, we DO have earthquakes in Maine!

Lesson Plans

Discovery Education: Earthquakes - Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future

Earthquake: Stick-Slip Movement

PBS: You Don't Need a Seismograph to Study Earthquakes

Earthquake Slip Classroom Exercise

Investigating Earthquakes Using Real Time Data - A Project Based learning Exploration using Web Based Resources

Eerie Earthquakes: Problem-based Learning

Webquests

PacBell: Earthquake Webquest

Scarborough Maine Forces of Nature Webquest

Earthquake Projects

Project Ideas

Earthquake Activities

Earthquakes: Science Fair Projects and Experiments

More Resources

Recent Earthquakes

National Geographic: Earthquakes 101

National Geographic: Earthquake Montage

Recent News on Earthquakes

National Earthquake Information Center - NEIC

Wikipedia: Earthquake

HowStuffWorks: How Earthquakes Work

Exploratorium: Faultline

"Spaghetti" EarthQuake WebQuest

Earthquakes WebQuest

Forces of Nature WebQuest by Deborah Tewhey at Scarborough Schools

Earthquakes for Kids

Earthquake Videos

Video: How Earthquakes Work

Earthquake Video Search

Qwiki: Earthquake

MLTI Tools to Use

My World GIS

Google Earth

Earthquake Data

Earthquake Data at NGDC

Interactive

Discovery Channel: Make a Quake!

Earthquakes - Interactive Science Illustration