This online version of "Earthquakes" contains the text of the originally published book in its entirety. Some figures, however, have been changed for purposes of online presentation.
The original "Earthquakes" publication is one of a series of general interest publications prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey to provide information about the earth sciences, natural resources, and the environment. To obtain a catalog of additional titles in the series "General Interest Publications of the U.S. Geological Survey," write:
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Last reprinted: 1995
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