How Are Earthquakes Related to Plate Tectonics?
ES1001  Earthquake-Prone Cities

Energy released during earthquakes can result in massive loss of life and large-scale destruction of human-built structures. Wherever earthquakes are likely to occur and population density is high, people are in danger of being injured or killed by earthquakes.

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Jennifer Loomis, TERC
World Topographic Map

9. Which cities are susceptible to earthquake activity? Describe the factors you considered in order to arrive at your answer.


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