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Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

In this activity, by the Lane Community College MAPS GIS Program, students work in teams to evaluate Oregon cities' tsunami evacuation plans related to a potential 8.1 coastal earthquake. Teams use additional information from a Web-based GIS to study the multi-faceted nature of earthquake damage in addition to tsunami impacts and make recommendations to improve the existing plan. The data are from the Oregon Geospatial Data Clearinghouse and the Oregon Department of Geology and Mines. On this site, visitors will find both the teacher version of the lesson plan and the student exercise, both as PDFs.


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