Earthquakes release stress which causes permanent change in the Earth's crust.

Note: For further reference on earthquakes, please see SCEC's Regional Seismicity Education Module.

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What are earthquakes? Types of earthquakes Forces What causes stress? Elasticity Waves Detection and recording Measurement A new type of measurement

Earthquake activities



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