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Earthquakes 101

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    Examine the Mercalli and Richter scales. 
    • How is the severity of an earthquake determined?
    • What does each scale measure?
    Read how earthquakes impact the earth systems
    • Which earth spheres are impacted by earthquakes?
    • What is the geologic response to earthquakes?
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    • Where do most earthquakes occur?
    • Can earthquakes be found everywhere on earth?