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The Orphan Tsunami of 1700: Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America
This text relates a scientific detective story through clues from both sides of the Pacific. In the year 1700, a mysterious tsunami flooded fields and washed away houses in Japan. It arrived without the warning that a...
Lunar and Planetary Institute: Image Gallery
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) offers a variety of thematic slide sets. Each set is accompanied by a written description of the images, a glossary, and a list of suggested reading material. Each image features...
EarthScope: Earthquake in Tonga
This bulletin discusses the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that shook the islands of Tonga in May 2006. Topics include the tectonic setting of the islands, at the boundary of the Pacific and Australian plates, the frequent...
Teaching Recurrence Intervals
This resource explores the essential concepts involved in teaching students about recurrence intervals. It examines issues with 'random' events, probability, and recurrence intervals versus forecasting, and provides...
Build an Island
This interactive feature explains Darwin's theory of how low-lying coral islands called atolls form in tropical seas from once-towering volcanoes. Flash is required to view the content.
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