earthquake


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The area has a magnitude-8 earthquake roughly every 75 years.
gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10007n6y#executive) Another earthquake of 5.
Where earthquake hazard is concerned, the study of earthquake ground motions is where the rubber meets the road.
In a very big earthquake, your whole house could collapse.
Fialko's research, using satellite and other data tracking, found the risk of a large earthquake -- magnitude 7.
Have students research and give a dramatic presentation of an eyewitness account of the San Francisco earthquake and fires.
When the stress increases enough along these rock bound aries, the rocks slip past one another and an earthquake occurs.
Archaeologists need to understand that damage at settlement sites in Central and South America may be the result of earthquakes rather than post-abandonment decay, but the discussion of archaeological sites and earthquake evidence in Chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8 is uneven and somewhat cursory.
The cost of girding structures against earthquake damage can be daunting, and the potential benefits depend on the local likelihood of a quake.
But when an earthquake rocks Southern California, Hutton really goes to work.
The Insurance Information Network of California is proud to be a partner in the Earthquake Country Alliance and its efforts to challenge Southern Californians to "Dare to Prepare" for earthquakes," said IINC Executive Director Candysse Miller.