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Shake Rattle and Roll! The Science of Earthquakes

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Shake Rattle and Roll! The Science of Earthquakes

A rare, powerful 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook the East Coast United States on August 23. Damage was light, but millions of people were surprised and unnerved by the event. The earthquake occurred near Mineral, Virginia, about 100 miles southwest of Washington, DC. It was a shallow earthquake, and shaking was recorded all along the Appalachians, from Georgia to New England.  There have been several aftershocks and more are expected.

An earthquake is the result of a sudden...

Related Topics: earthquake, USGS, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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OSTI CELEBRATES SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING – COME JOIN US AT THE USA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FESTIVAL MALL EXPO

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OSTI CELEBRATES SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING – COME JOIN US AT THE USA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FESTIVAL MALL EXPO

You need information about the environment, or physics, or chemistry, or the earth and don't know where to go. You want the information quickly, and from an authoritative source.  No problem.


 

Stop by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science exhibit to see and use the new search tool, ScienceEducation.gov ScienceEducation.gov was launched in Beta Version to provide...

Related Topics: ERIC, nasa, NOAA, NSDL, osti, USGS

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