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Earthquake Science Explained–A Series of Ten Short Articles for Students, Teachers, and Families

US Geological Survey logoThe USGS produced these articles to educate the general public about the field of earthquake engineering. The articles originally ran as weekly education features the San Francisco Chronicle in 2005. Topics include: earthquake mechanics, seismograms, the study of faults, earthquake risk probabilities, liquefaction, and San Francisco Bay Area tsunamis. Along with information about how roads and buildings are made safer, there is a profile of a USGS earthquake scientist.
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