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Description:

The prediction of earthquakes may be inexact, but it is vital, especially when large cities such as San Francisco or Los Angeles are threatened. The San Andreas Fault and two other faults, the Heyward and Calaveras faults, all have the potential to deliver a massive earthquake to the San Francisco Bay area. In this video segment, a seismologist explains the historical pattern of seismic activity in the Bay area, and how this information may be used to predict the location and timing of San Francisco's next big earthquake. The segment is three minutes twenty-eight seconds in length. A background essay and discussion questions are included.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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  • Grade 10

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Space Science,Astronomy,Middle School,NSDL,Chemistry,Geology,Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20070126213711830T,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_dlese.org,Physics,Education,Geophysics,Space sciences,Physical sciences,Earth science,Education (General),Geoscience,Natural hazards

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English

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