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The Big One: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

In July 2015, Kathryn Schultz's New Yorker piece, "The Really Big One," noted: "An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when." This site from the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture at the University of Washington, which is based on an exhibit from 2002, fills in some of the information about the Pacific Northwest's earthquake proneness. Readers may like to begin with the Quakes Intro, and then make their way through the sections entitled Quake Science, Detective Story, Tsunamis, and Preparedness. Along the way, they will encounter lessons on the core, mantle, and crust of the earth, a peak into how geologists study earthquakes, and the threat of tsunamis, among other topics. Educators will find much on the site for lesson plans focused on geology, earthquakes, and related topics.
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October 2nd, 2015
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September 29th, 2015 at 1:33pm
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September 30th, 2015 at 11:55am
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