Scientists estimate that each year there are several million earthquakes throughout the world. Some are so small that they are never detected. Othersare so large that they set off a chain of aftershocks and tsunamis. Read about these terrifying events to learn what causes them and how scientists detect them.
About the Author
Louise Spilsbury is an experienced author of nonfiction books for young people. Her writing covers a wide range of topics from animals and science to history and social studies.
Richard Spilsbury is an experienced author of nonfiction books for young people. He has written about a wide range of topics including science, nature, and history.
Table of Contents
What is an earthquake? What causes earthquakes? Where do earthquakes happen? Case study : United Kingdom, 2002 What happens in an earthquake? Case study : Mexico City, 1985 Do earthquakes cause other disasters? Case study : San Francisco, 1989 Who helps after an earthquake? Case study : China, 2008 Can earthquakes be predicted? Can people prepare for earthquakes? Can earthquakes be prevented?