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Earthquake Hazards Program: Visual Glossary
This glossary of earthquake terms features illustrations which accompany the definitions, where possible, to provide examples and additional reinforcement. Links to related terms are embedded in the text.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Glossary
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-804
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The U.S. Geological Survey
Earthquake Hazards Program
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/