This Catalyst article looks at how Californians are being encouraged to prepare for the next big earthquake. It describes how earthquakes are produced by the relative movement of tectonic plates and how their intensity is measured using the Moment Magnitude scale.
The article can be used to stimulate discussion on plate tectonics, earthquakes, their effects and predicition.
This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2012, Volume 22, Issue 3.
Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets.
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