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S: When the ground shakes beneath out feet

FC: When the Ground Shakes Beneath Our Feet | Bridgette EGgleston

2: Dedicated to the survivors and victims of past earthquakes.

3: Table of contents | what is an earthquake? San andreas fault line types of fault lines across the globe How to prepare for an earthquake

5: What is an earthquake?

6: An earthquake happens when two blocks of earth suddenly slip past one another.

8: types of plate boundaries | Diverging margin

9: Converging margin | Transform margin

10: fault line | andreas | san

13: Location: California Type of Fault line/plate: Continental Transform fault Fault motion: Right-lateral strike slip (horizontal motion) Length: Approximately 810 miles long Tectonic boundary: Pacific plate and north american plate

14: Other fault lines in America Calaveras Fault Garlock Fault Geologic timeline of Western North America Hayward Fault Zone Laguna Salada Fault North Anatolian Fault Central Valley (California)

16: In Northern california, the last major earthquake was 100 years ago in 1906. Over, 3,000 people were killed and 225,000 people were left homeless. in southern california, the last major earthquake on the san andreas fault was over 150 years (1857), rupturing the fault from central california to san bernarndino.

17: few people lived in the area, so there was very little damage. Further along the san andreas fault, from san bernardino through the coachella valley to the salton sea, over 300 years have passed since the last major earthquake (around 1680). Another major earthquake is likely to happen on this fault within our lifetime, and will shake all of southern california.

18: How to prepare for an earthquake

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  • Title: Crashing Plates (Copy)
  • This Mixbook is about the Earth's tectonic plates and how they move around.
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  • Published: almost 9 years ago