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USGS: General Interest Publications - Earthquakes (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
This on-line text offers chapters on: a Basic Description of Earthquake History, Where Earthquakes Occur, How Earthquakes Happen, Measuring Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Earthquakes, and Predicting Earthquakes. Originally published as a book in a series of general interest publications prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey. Some figures in this version of "Earthquakes", however, have been changed for purposes of online presentation. Users can also view a text-only version.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Book
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
  • Natural hazards
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Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-258
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Kathie Watson
United States Geological Survey, Eastern Publications Group Web Team

Contact: John Watson
United States Geological Survey, Eastern Publications Group Web Team

Publisher: United States Geological Survey