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Earthquake Articles, Information, News and Facts
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The Japan Earthquake
shifted Earth's mass resulting in a shorter day.
New Madrid Mystery
New Madrid Mystery:
Why do large earthquakes occur far from an active plate boundary?
What Causes a Tsunami?
Learn how plate motions trigger earthquakes and tsunamis.
Giant Shake Table
World Record Shake Test
: A six-story wood-frame condo survives a hard shaking.
San Andreas Fault Map
Google Map of the San Andreas Fault
: Zoom in to see the fault trace on a satellite image.
If it is not grown, it is mined.
Earthquake Lesson Plans and Activities
: Links to resources to help K-12 teachers prepare for teaching about earthquakes.
San Andreas Fault
What is the San Andreas Fault?
Map, photos and description of the fault by Dr. David Lynch.
Sun & Moon Triggers?
Can the Sun and Moon Trigger Faults?
Minute stresses might be triggers.
San Andreas Fault Behavior:
Trenching studies reveal fault behavior.
Cities Moved by Quake
South American Cities Moved by Earthquake:
Some moved ten feet westward.
Oil is found first in the mind.
Newest Earthquake Items
Elastic Rebound Theory
and how it applies to earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault.
Earthquakes in Central Virginia:
Central Virginia experiences an earthquake every year or two.
Pacific Earthquake Triggers:
Subduction zone core samples reveal earthquake triggers.
2004 Sumatra Earthquake
was one of the deadliest in history because of sediment deposits.
Tsunami of Unexpected Power:
Unusual fault movement gave Japan's tsunami more "punch".
The present is the key to the past.
San Andreas Quake Frequency:
Earthquake frequency might be higher than previously believed.
California Earthquake Maps
: A collection of isoseismal maps for earthquakes in California.
Are You Covered?
Homeowner's Insurance Does Not Cover Earthquakes
: The typical homeowners policy does't cover natural hazards.
New Madrid Concerns
New Madrid Seismic Zone:
An earthquake hazard review for the NMSZ.
Draw Plate Tectonics
Teaching Plate Tectonics with Easy-to-Draw Illustrations
: Most students love to draw. Take advantage of that!
Geology underlies it all.
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