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Bigger Faults Make Bigger Earthquakes - Extension


1. Have the students look at a fault map and determine which faults they think are capable of the longest earthquakes.

2. Have the student's research different earthquakes and see how big the fault and magnitude were, and how long the earthquake lasted.

3. Use this as an opportunity to talk about earthquake safety. The bigger an earthquake is the longer it will last, so it's important not to panic, even if the earthquake goes on for a really long time!

4. Do the Magnitude and Intensity exercises.