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Earthquakes

Earthquakes: 

photograph of 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire

by
Kaye M. Shedlock & Louis C. Pakiser


Contents

Introduction

Earthquakes in History

Where Earthquakes Occur

How Earthquakes Happen

Measuring Earthquakes

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Predicting Earthquakes

Endnotes




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