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Determining Earthquake Recurrence Intervals from Trench Logs
Patricia Cashman, University of Nevada-Reno
Trench logs of the San Andreas Fault at Pallett Creek, CA are the data base for a lab or homework assignment that teaches about relative dating, radiometric dating, fault recurrence intervals and the reasons for uncertainty in predicting geologic phenomena. Students are given a trench log that includes several fault strands and dated stratigraphic horizons. They estimate the times of faulting based on bracketing ages of faulted and unfaulted strata. They compile a table with the faulting events from the trench log and additional events recognized in nearby trenches, then calculate maximum, minimum and average earthquake recurrence intervals for the San Andreas Fault in this area. They conclude by making their own prediction for the timing of the next earthquake.

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Geophysics and Structural Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Tectonics

Learning About Marine Sediments Using Real Data
Kristen St. John, James Madison University
This exercise set explores marine sediments using real core photos and composition data from the scientific ocean drilling programs DSDP, ODP, and IODP in an inquiry-based approach.

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediment Transport and Deposition, Depositional environments:Deep Marine Environment, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Sedimentary Geology:Techniques of Sedimentary Geology

Structural Geology 'Research' Conference
Julie Willis, Brigham Young University-Idaho
In this assignment students read and discuss a peer-reviewed journal article and prepare for and attend our class 'research' conference. In the conference they present on an area of current research as ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Joints/Fractures, Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Rheology/Behavior of Materials, Modeling Structural Processes, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines

Visualizing Global Earthquakes – Where and Why do Earthquakes Occur?
Cara Harwood, University of California-Davis
In this activity students visualize the distribution and magnitude of earthquakes at and below the surface of Earth and how their distribution is related to plate boundaries. Earthquakes are visualized on a 3D ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Tectonics

What is Magnitude? Earthquake Magnitude By Analogy
Scott White, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Understanding magnitude scales by analogy to distance. Students use distance as a proxy for understanding how the logarithmic earthquake magnitude scale works. Very simple class or lab exercise for introductory ...

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Subject: Geology: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology

Where is that chunk of crust going?
Vince Cronin, Baylor University
I introduce students to GPS, frames of reference, and the permanent GPS stations in the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) in class, and obtain near-real-time data for two stations from UNAVCO. We use ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics:Geodesy

How do Faults Slip: Earthquakes versus Episodic Tremor and Slip
Mike Brudzinski, Miami University-Oxford
A comparison of earthquakes and episodic tremor and slip using GPS and seismic data to illustrate how faults slip.

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics

Visualizing Earthquakes at Divergent Plate Margins
Cara Harwood, University of California-Davis
In this activity students visualize the distribution and magnitude of earthquakes at divergent plate boundaries. Earthquakes are visualized on a 3D globe, making it easy to see their distribution within ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics:Tectonophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity

Thermal Exhumation Model
Steve Hurst, University of Illinois at Chicago
Build a one-dimensional thermal model in STELLA of rock uplift. Determine how the speed of uplift affects the geotherm and why uplift rates determined from heat flow are often too high. The model demonstrates the ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Tectonophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Modeling Structural Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Introduction to Moment Magnitude
John Jasbinsek, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
This activity reviews body-wave magnitude, and takes a closer look at its merits. Then moment magnitude is defined and contrasted with body-wave magnitude. The 2004 Parkfield earthquake is used to illustrate moment ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes



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