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Lecture 17 - FamousEarthquakes...

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Read about these in your text – be able to iden3fy from a brief descrip3on. What makes an earthquake famous? Size, Deaths, Learned Something. I. Domes3c California 1857 Fort Tejon 1872 Owens Valley 1906 San Francisco 1933 Long Beach 1971 San Fernando 1989 Loma Prieta 1992 Landers 1994 Northridge Famous Earthquakes
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Study area for the Parkfield Earthquake Experiment at Parkfield, California. The Parkfield area is considered an ideal place to study the earthquake process. The San Andreas Fault (red line) last ruptured here in 1966 (yellow zone). A similar rupture in 1857 was a foreshock to the last great earthquake in southern California, the 1857 Fort Tejon magnitude
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