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# Predicting Earthquakes

## No one can yet predict an earthquake's exact location and time, but there are signs.

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## Predicting Earthquakes

The signs scientists might see prior to an earthquake occurring.
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## Predicting Earthquakes - Seismic Hazards In Haiti And California

In 2008 a team of scientists warned that a large earthquake could hit Haiti. Local geologist Carol Prentice, who was part of that team, discusses how they came to that conclusion and how the Bay Area could be next.
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## Earthquakes: Breaking New Ground

Can earthquakes be predicted? Northern California researchers are now identifying the slow-moving clues that may foreshadow violent quakes.
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## Examining All the Factors Lesson Plan

Students investigate earthquakes of the past and analyze data to determine the predictability of future quakes.
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## Predicting Earthquakes Quiz

Quiz on Predicting Earthquakes
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## Predicting Earthquakes Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Predicting Earthquakes.
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## Haiti Earthquake 2010

In January 2010 a 7.0 earthquake struck along a strike slip fault that passes through Haiti. Scientists had predicted the right magnitude, but could not know the date.
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## What Can You Do With 10 Seconds

Find out how sensors can detect an earthquake seconds before the damaging waves arrive.
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## Predicting the Next Big One

Talks about the dramatic improvements in earthquake prediction technology since 1989. But what can be done with ten seconds of warning?
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