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When the Earth Moves Rogue Earthquakes, Tremors, and Aftershocks

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ISBN-10: 1560259728

ISBN-13: 9781560259725

Edition: N/A

Authors: Patricia Barnes-Svarney

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Description:

Earthquakes are a fairly common natural hazard, joining the list with such often-castastrophic events as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, and avalanches. But unlike these natural disasters, scientists are far less able to see an earthquake coming--and even the places that are prone to earthquakes still do not and cannon prepare. Our most notorious earthquakes come from earthquake zones located at the boundaries of tectonic plates (irregular-shaped chunks of the Earth's crust), in most cases near a belt of volcanoes at the edges of moving plates encircling that ocean called the "Ring of Fire." But what about shaking in the wrong places? Consider the New Madrid Fault Zone…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 11/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Prologue
The Basics - Quakes, Shakes, and Aftershocks
When the Earth Shakes
Necessary Faults
Quake Parts
The Measuring Mess
Quirks of Quakes
Quakes in the Wrong Places
The New Madrid Disaster
More Cases of Rogue Earthquakes
Bad Effects
Bizarre Quakes out of Nowhere
Future Quakes: What's the Risk?
Forecasting Earthly Motions
What Can We Do?
The Best Defenses Are Good Resources
Image Credits
Index