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11.5 People and Earthquakes

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 11.5: People and Earthquakes. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Haiti six days later, by The Boston Globe
View images from the devistating Earthquake that hit Haiti in Jan 2010.

Saving Lives Through Better Design Standards, by USGS
Fact Sheet 176-95 Reviews effects of ground shaking of surface structures and steps being taken to improve building codes to construct safer structures.

Building Safer Structures, by USGS
Fact Sheet 167-95 Deals with the challenges of reducing earthquake related losses by constructing earthquake safe buildings. Contains many good photos of earthquake damage.

Tsunamis and Earthquakes, by USGS
History of local tsunamis, including geological evidence and legends surrounding these giant waves.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

Video Taken During an Earthquake, by TERC
This Flash movie by Exploring Earth places a human face on what it is like to actually experience an earthquake. Security cameras record what happens before, during, and after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake near Seattle, Washington. Time stamps in the lower left corner of each movie can be used to gauge quake duration.

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