Rupture in South-Central Alaska–The Denali Fault Earthquake of 2002

education.usgs.gov/videos.html#earthquakes     This  article is a nice summary  of the 2002 Denali Fault Earthquake, which would be engaging to use in an earthquake unit because it happened in Alaska and family members of students may remember it, and because it was so complex and touches on many  things students might learn about in such a unit it could be a good starting point for the unit-students could research the things that happened during or as a result of the earthquake: strike-slip fault, liquefaction, landslides, seiches, triggering other earthquakes…   Students could show their understanding of these  concepts by describing them, drawing diagrams of them, finding more pictures of them on the internet, etc., and this website has several other such summaries and pictures  of other seismic events.

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