EarthComm: Earth's Dynamic Geosphere

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Mexico City Earthquake, 1985

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Could the effects of a volcano be felt 50 kilometers away? 500 kilometers away? 5000 kilometers away? Could life on the other side of the world be effected by an eruption? Could an earthquake occur where you live? Can buildings or people survive an earthquake? Is there a common cause for volcanoes and earthquakes? Are we really moving about on Earth’s surface? How long has this motion been going on? Are there other effects of moving parts of Earth’s crust? Let us begin our study of Earth’s dynamic and interactive systems as well as some of Earth’s ever-changing history while we answer these and many other questions as we study Earth’s Dynamic Geosphere.

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