Mapping assignment 3

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For this third mapping assignment, you are focusing on the distribution of fault systems and earthquakes in California (as discussed in the readings from last week).  Visit the “How Close To A Fault Do You Live?” website here  (Links to an external site.) , or use the link available in the Week 13 Module. When you access the website, it will look like this: Start by exploring this interactive map. Type in your address into the search bar at the top of the page and hit the green “Find” button (see image below). Note that this map only depicts faults and earthquakes within California. If you are located out-of-state, or out-of-country then you will need to search for a location within California (such as a friend or relatives house, your favorite restaurant in Santa Cruz, Disneyland, etc.).  I went ahead and searched for College of Alameda (located at 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda, CA), see image below. Note: if for some reason you receive an “error” message, and alternative to searching for an address is to simply “zoom in” to a location on a map. You can still complete the assignment for full credit this way.  When you search for/view your location you will likely see a number of red lines and different colored circles. Take your cursor and hover over the “key” image/button at the top, right corner of the page. This will pull up the key to the map that explains what the colors and symbols mean (see image below). As you will see, the red lines on the map are faults. The different colored circles are individual earthquakes. If you take your cursor and hover over a red line on the map (i.e. fault), it will tall you the name of that fault. If you take your cursor and hover over a colored circle on the map (i.e. earthquake), it will tell you the magnitude of the earthquake as well as the date and time it occurred. Take a few minutes to explore this interactive map. Feel free to zoom out and take a look at other locations throughout California.    For this assignment,  Take a look at a specific area, or city, or location/address using this map (you can search for a specific address or simply zoom into a location). Note that you do not need to include your exact address since obviously I want to protect your privacy. You may simply use your city, or nearby location, or another location entirely that you may be interested in. You may also use multiple locations if you like, but the minimum requirement is one. Take a screenshot or picture of the area(s)/city(cities)/location(s) you are looking at in the map in the website so I may view it. In the form of short paragraphs, tell me the name of nearest fault (or faults) to the location you are examining. Then, discuss the earthquake activity described within the map (i.e. Where did the closest earthquake(s) occur? Are the earthquakes nearby recent or did they occur a long time ago? What are the magnitudes of these earthquakes?, etc.). You are welcome to discuss multiple locations if you like, but the minimum requirement is one.  Feel free to include any other information about the location, fault(s), and/or earthquake(s) – anything relevant you would like to investigate.  Your assignment must be a minimum of 250 words (excluding citations). As with the other mapping assignment, any resources that are used (whether the readings/lectures or outside sources) must be cited in MLA format. If you are unfamiliar with MLA format, please see the Library Handouts page here  (Links to an external site.) . If you are using general information from a source, then simply adding the citation at the end of your assignment in a “Works Cited” section is sufficient. If you are using a direct quote (i.e. copying and pasting any portion of the source directly), then you must use quotation makes and parenthetical citations in the text, as well as adding the citation to the end of your assignment (see pg. 2 of the “MLA Handout” style guide). Use quotations sparingly. Responses that are quote-after-quote do not demonstrate your knowledge or understanding and will be marked down. The general rule of thumb is to aim for 20% or less (I highly suggest keeping it around 10%) of direct quotes in any assignment.  When you are ready to submit your assignment, click on the “Submit Assignment” button. If you have typed them, you can submit them by (1) copying and pasting them into the text box, or (2) submit them as a file (such as a Word document or PDF). Please do not submit other files types, such as Pages, since these cannot always be read on my end. For the images/screenshots, you can include them in your file, or upload them separately. Please note that Canvas does not recognize TIFF images files, so make sure your images (if separate from your essay) are in PDF or JPEG format. If you need assistance with this, please do not hesitate to ask. Your assignment must be submitted by 11:59PM on Friday, November 20th.  See the rubric below for grading details.  Rubric Mapping Assignment #2 (1) Mapping Assignment #2 (1) Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Originality Student has submitted an original assignment that they personally have cultivated and written; sources are cited correctly in MLA format (as a Works Cited page as well as parenthetical citations if using direct quotes); direct quotes are used sparingly and do not make up more than 20% of the assignment. 25.0 pts Full Marks 0.0 pts No Marks 25.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Thoroughness & Accuracy The minimum requirements are met – the assignment is complete with 1 screenshot/image of the location/area the student is examining; the written portion is at least 250 words (excluding citations); all prompts/questions are answered thoughtfully, thoroughly, and accurately. 15.0 pts Full Marks 0.0 pts No Marks 15.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Understanding It is clear the student thoroughly understands the topic and has met the learning objectives. 10.0 pts Full Marks 0.0 pts No Marks 10.0 pts Total Points: 50.0

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