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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Show Me Science: Earth Science Series - Understanding Earthquakes

Earthquakes are the result of the continuing motion of the Earth's crust and the movement of its tectonic plates. While earthquakes are among nature's most destructive events, their risk is high only where there are faults in the Earth's crust. This program illustrates how earthquakes are generated, how they are measured and how modern technology can help to improve earthquake preparedness and building safety. Includes suggestions for careers in this field of study.

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