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Dynamic Planet
Investigation 7:
Natural Hazards and Our Dynamic Planet

This investigation will help you to:


To learn more about natural hazards and their effects, visit the following web sites:

Earthquake Hazards

Hazard Identification Activity,
USGS
Find out if your classroom and school are earthquake safe!

Reducing Earthquake Losses throughout the United States,
USGS
This article focuses on preventing earthquake damage in the Pacific northwest.

The Mississippi Valley-"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On",
USGS
Earthquakes can happen in the middle of the continent as well. Learn about the earthquake preparation in the Mississippi Valley.

Volcano Hazards

Volcanoes, Exploring the Environment,
Wheeling Jesuit University/NASA Classroom of the Future
Learn more about volcanoes found in the United States.

Types and Effects of Volcanic Hazards,
USGS
This page provides detailed information on the hazards of gas, lahars, landslides, lava flows, pyroclastic flows, and tephra.

Predicting Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Common Myths About Earthquakes,
USGS
Ever heard the animals can predict earthquakes? Find out the answers to a host of different myths and theories about predicting earthquakes or the causes of earthquakes.

Predicting an Earthquake,
USGS
This page offers links to several articles about research into earthquake prediction

 

 

Investigation 1

Investigation 2

Investigation 3

Investigation 4

Investigation 5

Investigation 6

Investigation 7

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