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April Science Picks—Leads, Feeds, and Story Seeds
Released: 4/11/2006

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Phone: 703-648-4732

Denver Makle 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4732

Denver Makle 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4732

Denver Makle 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4732

Denver Makle 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4732

Denver Makle 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4732

Denver Makle 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4732

Denver Makle 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4732

Denver Makle 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4732

Denver Makle 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4732

Denver Makle 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4732



April 18 marks the 100th anniversary of the most damaging earthquake in U.S. history, the magnitude-7.8 1906 earthquake in Northern California. The San Andreas Fault ruptured about 300 miles throughout Northern California during this event. The resulting earthquake and fire in San Francisco that followed caused catastrophic damage to cities and towns throughout the region and had a dramatic impact on the culture and history of California. This month's Science Picks is dedicated to the new science emerging from study of this event, an event so devastating 100 years ago it initiated national interest in the study of earthquakes and disaster prevention.

A summary listing of Web links for all USGS science products and efforts related to the 1906 earthquake can be found at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/1906. New products will be posted at this Web site as they are released throughout the next few months. Photos and Web links are provided to enhance your story.

April Highlights:

  • Take a Virtual Tour of the 1906 Earthquake
  • Living in Earthquake Country
  • A Face-to-Face View Underground — "Earthquake Fault Exhibit"
  • Passion to a "Fault," Earthquake Guidebook Paved Way for Therapy
  • Finding Fault: Two New Maps Reveal Geologic Hazards
  • New Earthquake Documentary Reveals "Shocking" Progress
  • "Shakin" Going On -- Scientists Recreate Shaking of 1906

and more...


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