The only known surface expression of an active fault occurs in southwestern Oklahoma. The last slip on this fault is estimated to be about 1300 years ago and may have been equivalent to a magnitude 6.5 or 7.0 earthquake. This fault is known as the Meers Fault and is visible from the air as can be seen in the above picture.
Teacher Resources - General Geologic Information
Rock and Mineral Videos from Dr. Ethan Baxter (Boston College)
Dr. Ethan Baxter, professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College, has produced a series of 44 short videos about rocks, minerals and the stories they tell. This series is aimed at students, teachers, and anyone who wants to learn about geology, and is very accessible and well done. The entire series can be found for free on YouTube.
Teacher Resources - Earthquake Information
Meers Fault in Oklahoma
Aerial view of Meers Fault looking northward.
Oklahoma Rocks! is a series of publications issued yearly by The Oklahoman's Newspapers in Education, and is aimed at students in grades 7 through 12. This year, Oklahoma Rocks! concentrates on careers in the geosciences.
Oklahoma Rocks! A Day in the Life...
Oklahoma Rocks! Shake, Rattle & Roll
Oklahoma Rocks! Fossils Come Alive
Oklahoma Rocks! Can You Dig It?
Oklahoma Rocks! What Lies Beneath
Oklahoma Rocks! State Parks
Oklahoma Rocks! Groundwater
Oklahoma Rocks! The Making of a Landscape
Oklahoma Rocks! Energy
OKLAHOMA ROCKS! (2010) - Teacher's Guide Part 1 (PDF), Teacher's Guide Part 2 (PDF), Teacher's Guide Part 3 (PDF), Student Workbook (PDF), Lesson 1 (PDF), Lesson 2 (PDF), Lesson 3 (PDF), Lesson 4 (PDF), Lesson 5 (PDF), Lesson 6 (PDF), Workbook Page 3 Map (PDF), Workbook Page 4 Map (PDF), Workbook Page 6 Map (PDF), Map Book for Lesson 4 (EP-9) (PDF)